STEP Intern

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The County of San Mateo is pleased to announce the return of the Supported Training and Employment Program (STEP), a program for current, non-minor dependents or former foster youth who have aged out of foster care or probation, and who are ages 18 – 24. STEP provides paid internships and employment skills training during a one-year employment program designed to introduce youth to the “world of work”.

We offer STEP Intern positions in various Departments and locations throughout the County, such as, Human Services Agency, Human Resources, Parks Department, Health System, and more!

The program focuses on three primary areas:

  1. Job Readiness Skills Training:  Training topics include understanding workplace culture, exceeding expectations, goal setting, presentation skills, business communications, and other tips to be successful on the job.
  2. Employment Coaching and Hands-on Paid Work Experience:  You will be paired with a Job Coach to receive one-to-one guidance and support.  Coaches help prepare you for your new job duties by modeling and teaching appropriate behaviors and skills. After shadowing your coach, you may take on assignments of your own.  These hands-on assignments vary by department and provide you with an overview of the responsibilities of a specific county position.
  3. Transition Planning:  The program offers transition planning services to prepare you for your future goals. This includes access to resources for information on colleges, training programs, and other vocations.

If you are interested and meet the qualifications below, APPLY TODAY!!!

Assistance on completing your application and/or resume is available. For assistance or for more information about the STEP Program contact: Leslie Limon, STEP Intern Coordinator at (650) 802-6530.
Interested participants must:

  • Be available and willing to work 20 to 40 hours per week.
  • Be a youth ages 18-24 and be a current, non-minor dependent or former foster youth who aged out of foster care/probation. (Candidates must submit proof of status upon request.)
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and good decision-making abilities.
  • Possess good communication, relationship, and organizational skills.
  • Be willing to submit to a fingerprint clearance.

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