The CareerSource Polk Young Leaders program offers Polk County youth between the ages of 16 and 24 the opportunity to participate in a paid work experience to explore career options and gain on-hands experience. Participating youth are placed in a variety of positions with local businesses throughout Polk County, earning $15 per hour for a maximum of 30 hours per week.
Local businesses from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors have committed to hosting youth in their place of business, introducing them to real-world experiences and skills to enhance their knowledge of the position and company offerings. Through CareerSource Polk’s work experience program, businesses can gain temporary workers while shaping the future workforce, all at no cost.
If you have questions regarding the Youth Internship Program please feel free to visit frequently asked questions, where we have compiled the answers to commonly asked questions.