Youth Career Connect (YCC) Bend

INTERNSHIPS are not just for desk jobs.

Internships are an opportunity for a multitude of industries; from construction and automotive, marketing and manufacturing, outdoor and tech, banking and hospitality to education and healthcare. Whatever industry you work in, or whatever industry you are excited to have a career in, if it is in Central Oregon, Youth Career Connect(YCC) is here to support you.

 YCC is a collaborative internship system being developed right here in Bend. By supporting and fostering experiential learning opportunities throughout our community, YCC has simplified the process for education and industry to connect with career relevant opportunities.

For Businesses:

Do you have a current project or business opportunity that your current staff can’t find time for? Have you thought about hosting an intern but are not sure where to start? Consider Youth Career Connect Bend your internship “easy button.” We can help you launch, revitalize, revamp or grow your current internship program, and, thanks to collaboration with our local schools, community college and university, we can help find great local student candidates to fill these internship positions.

For Students:

From a student’s perspective, are you trying to discover a career path, or do you have a career path mapped out but can’t seem to get your foot in the door? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable career related experience with a local business? We are forming partnerships with a diverse group of businesses that includes Deschutes Brewery, St. Charles Health System, The City of Bend, Five Talent, EarthCruiser, OnBoard Dynamics, Hooker Creek and many more to provide exciting and meaningful learning opportunities.

Contact Chris Haeg
PHONE: (541) 382-3221



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