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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Rio Tinto
Summer 2023
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Starting Careers
Establishing a paid internship program for your business can yield impressive benefits
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71.4
%
1-year retention rate for employees with internal internship experience
vs. 42% for no internship
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70.4
%
of interns that receive a job offer on completion of the internship
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55.1
%
of hires coming from an employer's program are still employed by the firm after 5 years
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Future Interns
Kern Economic Development Foundation is here to help
The Kern Economic Development Foundation is partnering with Kern County's most influential businesses and organizations to recruit and prepare interns for paid internship positions. Let us take your talent and match you with the most compatible opportunity available to Kern County graduates. Fill out the form below and we will take care of the rest.
Intern Interest Form
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

Vinergy

1 intern hire to date using Kern Intern Connection

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Proud Sponsor of KIC

PG&E

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.