Summer Work Experience

Career Conextions is a movement to create a better educated, trained, and prepared workforce to meet the demands of area businesses. Powered by CareerSource Central Florida, Career Conextions provides opportunities for motivated 16 to 19 year-olds to access the tools and resources they need to create a more successful future for themselves.


Career Conextions’ Summer Youth Employment Program is an opportunity for qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors to gain valuable work experience by participating in a summer internship. Students receive mentoring, occupational skills training, leadership development, and financial education to support their introduction into the workplace.

Applications will be reviewed by CareerSource Central Florida team members to determine eligibility. Limited slots are available, so we encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.

*Special opportunities may be available for qualified graduating seniors.


Career Conextions invites local businesses to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program to help shape participants’ longterm career goals. During this program, business owners provide valuable work experience and mentorship, while CareerSource Central Florida pays the wages and insurance. This rewarding opportunity helps young career seekers gain critical skills, while also building the future talent pipeline in Central Florida.

Program Specifics


Required Work Skills Training Course:

(students who successfully compete will earn a $200 incentive)


Work Experience Internships: Begin the week after the Work Skills Training Course


Maximum hours per week: 30 hours
Pay rate: $9.00

The application includes one short essay questions (Don’t worry, we are only asking for 250 words or less).

Why should you be selected for this work experience opportunity?

If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent before you can be admitted into the Summer Youth Employment Program.


Limited opportunities are available. If you’re interested, apply today!


Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee admission into the program. Income requirements apply to participation in this program


Interns will have the opportunity to work onsite at your business during the summer.

CareerSource Central Florida pays intern wages (Minimum of 9.00 an hour for seven weeks, at a maximum of 30 hours per week).

Upon signing a worksite agreement, CareerSource Central Florida assumes the Workers’ Compensation Liability Insurance for interns.

CareerSource Central Florida contracts with Manpower as the employer of record and payroll entity.

CareerSource Central Florida’s Career Services Consultants are available to assist should any work performance issues arise.


Special thanks to our partners for joining us in building Central Florida’s future talent pipeline.


Please check back for updates.
Career Conextions is a program of CareerSource Central Florida. CareerSource Central Florida is an equal opportunity employer/program. Call 407-531-1222 for more information. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Español.