PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Paid Internship Program was developed to increase the vocational skills and abilities of clients who choose, through the IPP process, to participate in an internship.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
The Paid Internship Program allows a client to receive funding for six months to 1 year from the Department of Developmental Services and the Regional Center. The internship wages must be, at least, the state or local minimum wage.
Internship funds may be available for clients for various models, including self-employment enterprises, apprenticeships, and other business opportunities that can lead to future paid employment. All businesses participating in the paid internship program must operate in compliance with California State laws.