Youth Work Experience Programs

Explore the possibilities of careers through a paid internships. Earn wages and incentives while enhancing your skills and knowledge. Let us help you discover your options and find the perfect internship for you.

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 various positions 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.

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