Non-Military Alternatives for Young Adults

There are many opportunites to receive job training and earn money, while serving your country and community.  Below are a few links that will help you find paid internships or work that is right for you.

 

Organization 

Description

Website

Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership

Paid internships and training in health care jobs. 

www.acphd.org/pipeline.aspx

AmeriCorps

Young adults earn money while they engage in service work and receive training. Positions available throughout the country.

www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

 

Berkeley Youth Alternatives— Career Development and Prevention Center

Provides support for young adults who are “at-risk” (homeless, foster care, and similar hardships) to learn job skills and get paid job experience. 

www.byaonline.org/programs/career-development-and-prevent-center

 

California Conservation Corps

Paid internships working outside to repair state parks, fight fires, and provide other important services. (Includes housing, meals, and medical care.)

www.ccc.ca.gov

 

California Employment Development Department

The website has many useful links to job training programs, internships, and job placement.

www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/Services_for_Youth.htm

Civicorps

Paid internships in the East Bay for high school graduates in parks, recycling programs, construction, etc.

www.cvcorps.org

Job Corps

Nationwide program that places high school graduates in paid training and service programs.

http://jobcorps.dol.gov

 

Peralta Community Colleges  Career and Technical Education

Our East Bay Community Colleges offer over 50 different career training programs. Financial assistance is available.

http://web.peralta.edu/cte/

Treasure Island Job Corp

Provides paid job training in a variety of occupations. Includes housing, meals, medical care, and a paid stipend.

treasureisland.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx

Year Up Bay Area

Paid one-year internship and training program for low income young adults, focusing on business skills. 

www.yearup.org

 

YEP—Youth Employment Training Program

Paid internships and training programs, such as home construction, for low income young adults. 

www.yep.org

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