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Youth Career Connections Summer Internship Program offers students real work experience where they apply education learning at a one-of-a- kind high school internship opportunity at one of many exciting career pathways.

In a win-win partnership students over the summer, get a workplace insider’s view where they enhance their technical, critical thinking, and communication skills to prepare them for the future workforce. While employers are able to build and recruit from a local talent pipeline, increase
employee morale, and enhance their company’s stewardship and brand visibility in our local community.

Together we can help the next generation of youth graduate both college and career ready.

Summer Internships

Internships expose students to real-world experiences that reinforce classroom knowledge and help students explore career paths. By linking students directly to future employers, Youth Career Connections ignites classroom learning with career possibilities and a support network to prepare students for 21st century careers.

Contact Paulina Raygoza, Workforce Readiness Program Manager via email or 949.263.6132.

Meet our 2017 Youth Career Connections Summer Interns

OC Labor Federation Interns

Rosalinda R. OC Labor Federation Intern


Rosalinda R.
Los Amigos High

Responsibilities: 
Community Outreach

“With this internship, I am able to experience new things and get out of my comfort zone. I will be able to prove to myself what I can do. That will be worthwhile legacy.”

Laura R. OC Labor Federation Intern


Laura R.
Bolsa Grande High

Responsibilities: 
Community Outreach

“The United Way internship will help me move a step forward to my future. I will gain new work experience. It will make me stand out in college applications”

Miguel M. OC Labor Federation Intern


Miguel M.
Los Amigos High

Responsibilities: 
Community Outreach

“By improving on my self confidence and self esteem, I believe I can be a useful asset to any industry.”

Luis B. OC Labor Federation Intern


Luis B.

Los Amigos High

Responsibilities: 
Community Outreach

“I want to succeed in life. That is why I am participating in this internship and developing new skills.”

Aracely A. OC Labor Federation Intern


Aracely A.

Santiago High

Responsibilities: 
Community Outreach

FirstService Residential Interns

Ashley V.  FirstService Residential Intern


Ashley V.
Rancho Alamitos HS

Responsibilities: 
Marketing and Advertising

“Through this internship I hope to gain experience and obtain motivation to make a change that would not only benefit myself in the long run, but the people around me- my community.”

Jared F. FirstService Residential Intern


Jared F.
Los Amigos High

Responsibilities: 
Human Resources

UNITE HERE Local 11 Interns

Yolanda R. UNITE HERE Local 11 Intern


Yolanda R.
Los Amigos High

“This internship is teaching me valuable skills that will benefit me for the real world; it will allow me to see growth in myself physically and mentally.”

Darinka G. UNITE HERE Local 11 Intern


Darinka G.
Santiago High

Responsibilities: 
Translating

“This internship will not only help me build my resume and future, but it will also give me the upper hand over the competition out there.”

Psomas Interns

Edward P. Psomas Intern


Edward P.
Santiago High

Responsibilities:
Surveying and Computer Graphics

Kathynhu N. Psomas Intern


Kathynhu N.
Bolsa Grande High

Responsibilities:
Data Calculations and Organization

“I have explored and researched different fields to find my true passion. I know that I am not going to find it right away, but this internship will help me.”

Jenny N. Psomas Intern


Jenny N.
Rancho Alamitos High School

Responsibilities:
Data Calculations and Organization

“My end goal with being in this internship is to strengthen my communication skills and hopefully be more confident in myself.”

SM & A Interns

Andrew P. SM & A Intern


Andrew P.
Pacifica High

Responsibilities:
Research and Presentation

BaoVan L. SM & A Intern


BaoVan L.
Bolsa Grande High

Responsibilities:
Social Media

” My dream is to attend UCI. This internship will help me build my college application. I will also benefit from it by giving a wonderful experience and build new skills.”

OPUS Bank Intern

Kimberly B. OPUS Bank Intern


Kimberly B.
Rancho Alamitos High

“My dream is to go to USC or UC Berkeley, get a scholarship, and major in marketing. I hope that I can do more for my mother… one day.”

Ware Malcomb Intern

Danny V. Ware Malcomb Intern


Danny V.
Bolsa Grande High

“I hope to become a computer engineer in a UC university to further my knowledge and I am excited to be part of the internship to understand what the path entails for me in the future.”

Cielo Intern

Jessie D. Cielo Intern


Jessie D.
Los Amigos High

“I aspire to change the educational system in less privileged or ‘looked down’ communities, like mine. With this internship, I hope to learn and discover myself in a new environment.”

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