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Hire an Intern

Contact us to learn more about hiring an intern!

Prepare our future workforce, while benefiting your own workplace

Internships inspire and prepare our future workforce, and often lead to long-term employment!

Not sure how you would utilize an intern, or if your team has the time? We get it, and we can help. Let us share how other employers have made the most of interns. Contact us today!

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Why hire an intern through Partners?

You get 80 hours (or more) of intern work with a minimal investment
We manage payroll and provide workers comp insurance
All interns receive soft skills training and career coaching prior
Our team provides support throughout the internship experience
Want to learn more? Schedule a call with staff today.


How much do interns earn?

They earn whatever the current minimum wage is at the time.

The current cost per intern is around $900. For an 80-hour internship, this means your contribution is well under the minimum wage–you’re getting a deal AND making a difference!

We have ideas! We have years of experience coordinating internships and can help you plan for an intern.

We do this because we employ minors and want to protect them, our program, and your organization to the best of our ability. Background checks help ensure we are fulfilling California Education Code’s strictest guidelines. 

That’s ok! Our younger high school students are incredible, but we understand the restrictions some employers face and we have a sizable group of 18+ candidates in our hiring pool.

Our team is here to support you and your intern throughout the internship. In addition to reading the feedback you provide via routine performance evaluations, we also visit interns about halfway through the internship and stay in regular communication with them between pay periods. Let us know what is going on and we will help!

Thank you so much! As costs increase, especially the minimum wage, it is getting harder for us to cover the portion of the expenses that we do. Your gift makes a difference and you can donate here.

We have many students on a waiting list for internships.

Thank you to the local employers supporting this program!

Advanced Veterinary Specialists
American Indian Health & Services, Inc.
Antioch University
Ayers Automotive Repairs
Bethel Engineering
Bream Accounting & Tax Service
Bristol Property Management, Inc.
City of Santa Maria
Community Environmental Council
Corazon del Pueblo
Cottage Health
Everybody Dance Now!
Fairview Gardens, The Center For Urban Agriculture
Giuliana Montecito
Habitat For Humanity Of Southern Santa Barbara County
Hope School District
Inner Strength Chiropractic
Kait Hamilton Insurance Agency
Keller Williams
Kids Cuts Salon
Light Santa Barbara
MedCenter, Inc.
Michael Kelly, EA
Montecito Bank & Trust
Mountain and Sea Dental and Associates
Notes For Notes
Pacific Western Bank
Park Avenue Smiles
Partners in Education
Paul Crawford, D.d.s
Pmsm Architects
Pulseone Group, Llc
Queen of Clean Service, Inc.
Rosales Mexican Restaurant
R.W Scott Construction Company
Salon Del Mar
Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club
Santa Barbara County Education Office- Communications Department
Santa Barbara County Education Office(Sbceo) Child Development
Santa Barbara Humane Society
Santa Barbara Internal Medicine Group
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center
Santa Barbara Screen And Shade
Santa Barbara Tax & Accounting Services
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Maria Discovery Museum
Searchlight Properties
Stout & Kaufman Aplc
The County Of Santa Barbara Arts Fund (Dba The Arts Fund)
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
Toby Ramussen Construction
Transition House
Turner Foundation
Tv Santa Barbara
United Way of Santa Barbara County
United Way of Santa Maria
Van Sande Structural Consultants, Inc.
Welcome Every Baby
Wilderness Youth Projects
Women in Tax

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