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Improving The Readiness and Employability of Central Oregon's Future Workforce!

Youth CareerConnect (YCC) is a regional initiative that provides Internship opportunities for high school and college age students. Through these opportunities, local employers provide “real-world” work experience for students. YCC has simplified the process for industry education by connecting Central Oregon students to relevant career opportunities through local Internships. Youth CareerConnect aims to achieve a “work-ready” labor force through successful placements of young adults in Internships. Whether you are a student looking to explore a potential career or an employer wanting to help grow our emerging workforce, YCC can help! Schedule a meeting and connect with your regional Internship Coordinator Today!
Youth CareerConnect (YCC) is a regional initiative that provides Internship opportunities for high school and college age students. Through these opportunities, local employers provide “real-world” work experience for students. YCC has simplified the process for industry education by connecting Central Oregon students to relevant career opportunities through local Internships. Youth CareerConnect aims to achieve a “work-ready” labor force through successful placements of young adults in Internships. Whether you are a student looking to explore a potential career or an employer wanting to help grow our emerging workforce, YCC can help! Schedule a meeting and connect with your regional Internship Coordinator Today!
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NEWS IN OUR AREA!

Redmond   04-13-2021

Algofy is looking to hire a Search Engine Optimization Intern. This intern will learn how to navigate social platforms, analyze platform performance, as well as, how to develop, optimize existing page content, and insert relevant links to the blog, and website. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today! 

Algofy is looking to hire a Search Engine Optimization Intern. This intern will learn how to navigate social platforms, analyze platform performance, as well as, how to develop, optimize existing page content, and insert relevant links to the blog, and website. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today! 

Redmond   04-13-2021

Stratos is looking for an intern with Solidworks experience, that could turn into a long-term Draftsman. The intern will learn different manufacturing processes, as well as, specifications of different materials, configuration controls, Solidworks drawing, and tolerancing. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Stratos is looking for an intern with Solidworks experience, that could turn into a long-term Draftsman. The intern will learn different manufacturing processes, as well as, specifications of different materials, configuration controls, Solidworks drawing, and tolerancing. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Bend   04-08-2021

Maddy Neal, a Senior at OSU Cascades has landed a great internship at Broken Top Candle Company!  Maddy will be working in their Marketing Department learning their products and helping to promote them in the marketplace. This unique company offers an array of home and personal care products including candles, linen sprays, lotions, soaps, sanitizers, diffusers, and perfumes. What a terrific opportunity!  Congratulations Maddy!

Maddy Neal, a Senior at OSU Cascades has landed a great internship at Broken Top Candle Company!  Maddy will be working in their Marketing Department learning their products and helping to promote them in the marketplace. This unique company offers an array of home and personal care products including candles, linen sprays, lotions, soaps, sanitizers, diffusers, and perfumes. What a terrific opportunity!  Congratulations Maddy!

Bend   04-07-2021

Roman Russell, a Senior at Baker Academy has just started his new internship at Wahoo Films!  Roman has a passion for film production and this opportunity will allow him to learn the finer details of what it takes to put together a film. Wahoo Films takes the viewer on a journey, one that educates and inspires them to take real action.  Sounds like a great internship! Good Luck Roman!

Roman Russell, a Senior at Baker Academy has just started his new internship at Wahoo Films!  Roman has a passion for film production and this opportunity will allow him to learn the finer details of what it takes to put together a film. Wahoo Films takes the viewer on a journey, one that educates and inspires them to take real action.  Sounds like a great internship! Good Luck Roman!

Bend   04-07-2021

Isa Hammons, a Junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy has a great new internship at The Source Weekly. While interning at The Source Weekly, Isa will be assigned a variety of projects that will enable her to learn the finer points and enhance her passion for writing The Source Weekly is a weekly newspaper based in Bend, Ore., covering news, art, music, events, outdoors and other issues of interest to readers. Good Luck and Congratulations Isa!

Isa Hammons, a Junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy has a great new internship at The Source Weekly. While interning at The Source Weekly, Isa will be assigned a variety of projects that will enable her to learn the finer points and enhance her passion for writing The Source Weekly is a weekly newspaper based in Bend, Ore., covering news, art, music, events, outdoors and other issues of interest to readers. Good Luck and Congratulations Isa!

Bend   04-07-2021

Commercial Powder Coating is eager to offer a great new internship for students interested in the manufacturing industry!  Do you want to learn in a fast-paced environment providing strategic support to production and operations?  The intern will also learn how to work with customers and develop skills in product support.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Commercial Powder Coating is eager to offer a great new internship for students interested in the manufacturing industry!  Do you want to learn in a fast-paced environment providing strategic support to production and operations?  The intern will also learn how to work with customers and develop skills in product support.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Bend   04-07-2021

Camp Fire Central Oregon is now offering, The SummerKids Junior Counselor (JC) Internship program which is designed to give teens practical work experience while learning dynamic leadership skills, practicing general responsibilities, and acting as role models for younger campers. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Camp Fire Central Oregon is now offering, The SummerKids Junior Counselor (JC) Internship program which is designed to give teens practical work experience while learning dynamic leadership skills, practicing general responsibilities, and acting as role models for younger campers. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Bend   04-06-2021

Tech Soft 3D is offering a great new internship in their People Experience Team! Are you a person who enjoys providing an excellent experience for employees? Are you a flexible, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who is committed to creative problem solving and getting things done? If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Tech Soft 3D is offering a great new internship in their People Experience Team! Are you a person who enjoys providing an excellent experience for employees? Are you a flexible, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who is committed to creative problem solving and getting things done? If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Jefferson County   04-05-2021

The Central Oregon KOA in Culver is hiring for a variety of summer internship positions!  You could gain experience by being the Front Desk / Reservation Specialist, Housekeeping Summer Intern, Social Events Specialist / Front Desk Intern, or the Grounds Keeping Intern. Check out all the internship details on the INTERNSHIP tab and contact your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

The Central Oregon KOA in Culver is hiring for a variety of summer internship positions!  You could gain experience by being the Front Desk / Reservation Specialist, Housekeeping Summer Intern, Social Events Specialist / Front Desk Intern, or the Grounds Keeping Intern. Check out all the internship details on the INTERNSHIP tab and contact your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Redmond   03-31-2021

Chase Doors, also known as, Senneca Holdings is offering an opportunity for an Intern to work in Production/Fabrication. This intern will work with machines from Press Feed Manual strip cutting to Die-Cutting.  This is a paid internship that must be filled by someone who is a minimum of 18 years and old. If you are interested, see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

Chase Doors, also known as, Senneca Holdings is offering an opportunity for an Intern to work in Production/Fabrication. This intern will work with machines from Press Feed Manual strip cutting to Die-Cutting.  This is a paid internship that must be filled by someone who is a minimum of 18 years and old. If you are interested, see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

Regional   03-27-2021

The Heart of Oregon Corps and Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps is looking for a few Interns at least 16 years of age.  As a Crew Member, the intern will work alongside other crew members, outside every day, and explore new places in the National Forest! The intern will do natural resources conservation work on Central Oregon public lands like (fencing/caging for habitat restoration, maintaining trails, cleaning, campgrounds, hazardous file fuels reduction, invasive weeds removal, and more.) This paid internship will run through the summer. If you are interested, see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

The Heart of Oregon Corps and Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps is looking for a few Interns at least 16 years of age.  As a Crew Member, the intern will work alongside other crew members, outside every day, and explore new places in the National Forest! The intern will do natural resources conservation work on Central Oregon public lands like (fencing/caging for habitat restoration, maintaining trails, cleaning, campgrounds, hazardous file fuels reduction, invasive weeds removal, and more.) This paid internship will run through the summer. If you are interested, see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

Regional   03-26-2021

The Heart of Oregon Corps is offering paid internships for Summer Crew Leaders who can supervise, mentor, and direct teens during conservation projects on public land. This intern must be 21-24 years old and run a crew (ages 16-18) for 8 weeks. Your team will work on conservation projects like fire fuel reduction (piling stash, preparing for controlled burns), habitat restoration (invasive species removal, caging and planting trees, wildlife, and cattle fencing projects, and more. Interns will be responsible for driving youth to and from worksites in assigned vehicles. Intern Crew Leaders will be based out of one of the following US Forest Service workstations: Redmond, Bend, Madras, or Warm Springs. For further details, check out our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

The Heart of Oregon Corps is offering paid internships for Summer Crew Leaders who can supervise, mentor, and direct teens during conservation projects on public land. This intern must be 21-24 years old and run a crew (ages 16-18) for 8 weeks. Your team will work on conservation projects like fire fuel reduction (piling stash, preparing for controlled burns), habitat restoration (invasive species removal, caging and planting trees, wildlife, and cattle fencing projects, and more. Interns will be responsible for driving youth to and from worksites in assigned vehicles. Intern Crew Leaders will be based out of one of the following US Forest Service workstations: Redmond, Bend, Madras, or Warm Springs. For further details, check out our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

Bend   03-26-2021

Spark Your Mindset has an internship for students that want to learn more about the Hospitality Rental industry.  Spark Your Mindset is a leadership and sales coaching company that manages all business aspects internally. Content building through slide decks, researching for articles, podcasts, and videos to managing surveys. See further details in our INTERNSHIP section and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Spark Your Mindset has an internship for students that want to learn more about the Hospitality Rental industry.  Spark Your Mindset is a leadership and sales coaching company that manages all business aspects internally. Content building through slide decks, researching for articles, podcasts, and videos to managing surveys. See further details in our INTERNSHIP section and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Redmond   03-24-2021

The Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon is looking for a Retail Specialist! The Retail Specialist will be performing production tasks in support of Thrift Store donation processing, merchandising, and recycling operations as necessary. The duties will be performed in a vocational setting in keeping with the Opportunity Foundation's philosophy regarding growth and development. The intern will learn how to exhibit excellent customer service skills and many aspects of retail, including processing, merchandising, and cashiering. To qualify, you must be 16 years and older. If you are interested, please see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

The Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon is looking for a Retail Specialist! The Retail Specialist will be performing production tasks in support of Thrift Store donation processing, merchandising, and recycling operations as necessary. The duties will be performed in a vocational setting in keeping with the Opportunity Foundation's philosophy regarding growth and development. The intern will learn how to exhibit excellent customer service skills and many aspects of retail, including processing, merchandising, and cashiering. To qualify, you must be 16 years and older. If you are interested, please see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

Jefferson County   03-22-2021

The Twice Read Bookstore at the Jefferson County Library recently hired Zach as their bookstore intern.  In addition to managing the bookstore on Saturdays, Zach has the opportunity to help shelve books in the library.  Congratulations, Zach!  We are happy you found an internship that you really enjoy!

The Twice Read Bookstore at the Jefferson County Library recently hired Zach as their bookstore intern.  In addition to managing the bookstore on Saturdays, Zach has the opportunity to help shelve books in the library.  Congratulations, Zach!  We are happy you found an internship that you really enjoy!

Jefferson County   03-22-2021

The Cove Corner Store in Culver is looking to hire 2 outgoing students who would like to work with a great team.  Your outdoor responsibilities could include preparing boats, loading and docking boats, and showing safe operations of boats to renters.  Responsibilities inside the store could be cleaning, stocking shelves and coolers, and helping customers find what they need.  This position also allows for you to earn a bonus at the end of the summer!  Check out the full internship listing on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply!

The Cove Corner Store in Culver is looking to hire 2 outgoing students who would like to work with a great team.  Your outdoor responsibilities could include preparing boats, loading and docking boats, and showing safe operations of boats to renters.  Responsibilities inside the store could be cleaning, stocking shelves and coolers, and helping customers find what they need.  This position also allows for you to earn a bonus at the end of the summer!  Check out the full internship listing on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply!

Redmond   03-22-2021

The Redmond Area Park & Recreation District is offering a fantastic internship opportunity.  This paid position is for students 16 years or older. The candidates will be applying for a Customer Support Specialist position.  They will be asked to do clerical work, money handling, software applications (Microsoft, WIX, and Google) as well as record keeping.  If you are interested, please see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

The Redmond Area Park & Recreation District is offering a fantastic internship opportunity.  This paid position is for students 16 years or older. The candidates will be applying for a Customer Support Specialist position.  They will be asked to do clerical work, money handling, software applications (Microsoft, WIX, and Google) as well as record keeping.  If you are interested, please see further details in our INTERNSHIP section, and schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator today!

Redmond   03-19-2021

Let's give a big congratulations to Maren Halsey who just landed a position with A Smile For Kids (ASK).  Maren is a junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy and will be working with Social Media platforms, providing her ideas and creativity for A Smile For Kids students throughout the Central Oregon region. We wish you the best! Congratulations Maren!

 

Let's give a big congratulations to Maren Halsey who just landed a position with A Smile For Kids (ASK).  Maren is a junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy and will be working with Social Media platforms, providing her ideas and creativity for A Smile For Kids students throughout the Central Oregon region. We wish you the best! Congratulations Maren!

 

Jefferson County   03-18-2021

Congrats to one of our Jefferson County Interns, Johnessa, for being the first intern to work with Griffin Seed International in Metolius.  Beyond being hired as an Office Assistant, Johnessa helps out in the warehouse packaging seed products.  Check out her recent accomplishments in preparing seeds to be shipped to Pakistan!  

Congrats to one of our Jefferson County Interns, Johnessa, for being the first intern to work with Griffin Seed International in Metolius.  Beyond being hired as an Office Assistant, Johnessa helps out in the warehouse packaging seed products.  Check out her recent accomplishments in preparing seeds to be shipped to Pakistan!  

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BUSINESSES

Do you have a current project or business opportunity that your current staff can’t find time for? Have you thought about hosting an intern but are not sure where to start?

Youth CareerConnect can help you:
  • Find future employees
  • Test-drive local talent
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase employee-retention rate
  • Give back to the community
  • Support Central Oregon students
We can even help you host a Virtual Internship!

BUSINESSES

Do you have a current project or business opportunity that your current staff can’t find time for? Have you thought about hosting an intern but are not sure where to start?

Youth CareerConnect can help you:
  • Find future employees
  • Test-drive local talent
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase employee-retention rate
  • Give back to the community
  • Support Central Oregon students
We can even help you host a Virtual Internship!
SUPPORT!

What are people Saying!

Cove Electric, Inc.

The Jefferson County Internship program has been a pleasure to work with!  The experience was smooth and assistance was provided every step of the way!  We really enjoy helping students earn credits for school, while working on the job and learning valuable skills to carry forth in their careers.  If we ever have a need in the future, we will surely reach out to the internship program again!

Vanessa Nilles - Project Manager
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)

EDCO was a great place to intern! I enjoyed all the hands on work that I was asked to do while being an intern. All the events were great, because of the people and the environment. So much goes into all the events and it shows! The people at EDCO are very caring and wanted the interns to be successful and helped us to do so. It was a great place to work and I learned a lot and met a lot of new people! 

Kali Davis - Intern
H.A. McCoy Engineering & Surveying
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the intern Youth Career Connect recommended to us.  Larry was really able to match our needs with the most qualified candidate.  In fact, she has been such an asset to our company, that we’ve offered her a permanent position.”
City of Redmond

I am so grateful for the time I spent as an Intern in the Community Development Department at Redmond City Hall. I can honestly say that from this experience I feel more prepared for what is to come when I enter the workforce after college, no matter what career I end up in. Through Career Connect, I was given the opportunity to connect with my community, and take part in a learning experience I would not have been able to find in a classroom.

Emily Osborne - Intern
High Desert ESD

"The graphic design intern that was placed with the Central Oregon STEM Hub through Youth Career Connect was such an asset to our team. Having young fresh eyes work on our branding and storytelling of the work we do has helped in broadening the understanding of our STEM work in the community and state. Mia was able to provide artwork and marketing materials that saved our organization time and effort to do and was also able to build on her own professional portfolio for future employment."

Angie Mason-Smith, Executive Director, Central Oregon STEM Hub
East Cascade Works

"Natalie Overbay has been a part of the EC Works team since November 27, working to amplify our social media presence. Natalie comes to us from Redmond Proficiency Academy where she has learned valuable skills in marketing that she is certainly putting to good use at EC Works. We are delighted to have such a young professional working with us and certainly hope that we are providing Natalie with learning that will aid her in her future jobs and in life."

Jessica Fitzpatrick - Director of Programs


Youth CareerConnect is an initiative of Better Together, working to advance the collective impact of educators, businesses, governments, and youth development organizations.

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