Kern Intern Connections

Connecting Kern
County's newest

talent to new opportunities.  field exposure. industry experts. relevant experience. fulfilling careers.

Kern Intern Connections (KIC) is a regional talent retention and workforce quality initiative. KIC's goal is to expand internship opportunities in Kern County by offering support to local employers and connecting local students with STEM based internships.
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Press Operations
Century Rubber Co.
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Starting Careers
Establishing a paid internship program for your business can yield impressive benefits
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1-year retention rate for employees with internal internship experience
vs. 42% for no internship
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of interns that receive a job offer on completion of the internship
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of hires coming from an employer's program are still employed by the firm after 5 years
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Kern Intern Connections 2023
KIC-starting fifteen new careers
The Kern Economic Development Foundation is partnering with Kern County's most influential businesses and organizations to connect fifteen graduating ROC and CTEC students to paid internships in the summer of 2023.
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Become a corporate partner
Let us help you find a suitable candidate for your paid internship
When you post your internship through our partner program, we take the time to screen and match you with the highest quality matches based on a number of criteria. To take advantage of our hand picked matching intern service please fill out the form linked below.
Employer Interest Form


1 intern hire to date using Kern Intern Connections


Proud Sponsor of KIC


Proud Sponsor of KIC
Educational Partners
Regional Occupational Center (ROC)
& Career Technical Education Center (CTEC)
ROC and CTEC offer over 40 career education programs for students throughout the region. All programs are aligned to postsecondary education and industry standards.