Youth CareerConnect

What is an Internship?

  • An internship is a temporary position created by an employer providing the opportunity to learn and gain valuable work experience.
  • A structured work experience related to a student's major and/or career goal
  • An experience that should enhance a student's academic, career, and personal development
  • Supervised by a professional in the field
  • An experience that can be one academic term (summer, spring, fall) or multiple academic terms in length
  • Paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time
  • An experience that is mutually agreed upon by the student, supervisor and/or faculty member
  • Meets registration requirements for 0 credit hour or academic internship course
  • Depending on the field the experience might also be called a practicum or co-op
  • What Can You Gain?

  • Gain real-world work experience
  • Provides the opportunity to test the waters in your areas of interest
  • Gain High School credits (1/2 elective credit at 65 hours of work time)
  • Gain College credits (varies based on approved Internship and career path)
  • Internships provide great experience that looks good on resume and college applications
  • Employers are flexible to your school schedule
Get Involved?
  • How to get Involved?

  • Create your resume, fill out Student Profile and complete the Student Agreement and Data Release Forms (See below)
  • Meet with Career Counselor to review and submit your documents
  • Review current Internship Opportunities and let them know if you would like to apply
  • You will get notified if the hosting employer would like to interview
  • Prepare for an interview
  • Check out all of the available Internships in Central Oregon!
Be Prepared!
  • Get Ready!

  • Review your resume with your teacher, advisor or Internship Coordinator.
  • Make sure that you understand what the internship is that you are interviewing for.
  • Review the website of the employer and come up with questions for the interview.
  • Make sure you know the address of the interview (don't be late).
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Be excited about the opportunity. Employers want to know that you really want to Internship.
  • Answer the questions the best you can (don't make things up!)
  • Shake hands firmly, be engaged.
Get Started!

Sign Up Here!

  • 1. Do you have your resume ready to upload (PDF file format Only)? If you need help with your resume please contact your local YCC Internship Coordinator.
  • 2. Download and fill out the Data Release form? Scan and have ready to upload.
  • 3. Scan the documents (PDF or JPG File Formats Only! Do not upload .doc or .docx files)
  • 4. Once you have both documents ready to go next section to start entering your profile information.
New Student? Let's Get Started!
Returning Student? Welcome Back!