Welcome to Santa Clarita Valley Internships, powered by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC). If you’re looking for a great intern in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV), get started here!
SCVInternships.com is designed to help SCV employers find interns who can complete identified projects, and to help identify and train potential future employees.
Did you know the national average conversion from intern to full-time hire is 51.3%? The success rate for employers to secure new talent nearly doubles when an intern repeats an internship. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, ninety percent of returning interns are offered full-time employment.
Internships can be paid or unpaid. Paid internships must comply with California employment law. Unpaid internships must be educational in nature, supported by a program from an educational institution, such as College of the Canyons or Hart Unified School District.
Internships are only one type of Work-Based Learning opportunity available in the Santa Clarita Valley. Work-Based Learning (WBL), as defined by Jobs for the Future, are “activities that occur in workplaces and that involve an employer assigning a worker or student meaningful job tasks to develop his or her skills, knowledge, and readiness for work and to support entry or advancement in a particular career field.”
Are you interested in offering an unpaid internship? Through College of the Canyons (COC) Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) program, CWEE offers an internship course complete with college credit. For employers offering a strong mentor and a focused project, you may be eligible to host an unpaid intern. Workers compensation coverage for the student working at your job site is provided through COC.
While graduate students are welcome to register for CWEE to earn college credit, COC students are a smart choice to find entry level talent. COC offers programs in a number of Career and Technical Education programs such as Land Surveying, Construction Management, Automotive Technology, Welding, Interior Design and more.
Check out the CWEE Employer link to learn more about COC’s internship program.