“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Mark Twain
Get Started on Your Future with
Designed to help people, businesses and our community get ahead, Career Nexus has created a whole new opportunity for paid internships that include training and support services needed to enjoy successful, long-term careers.
We do this by building a strong, 3-way connection between interns, employers and education/training referral partners, all aimed at increasing work-based learning opportunities for job seekers like you.
The result? With Career Nexus, stronger career pathways are being opened to high-demand, good-paying careers in the greater Fresno region… and you can be part of the diverse, inspired and highly-prepared workforce that fills them!
How Does CAREER NEXUS Work?
With Career Nexus, you’ll gain valuable paid internship experience that gives you real workplace training and insight into the careers available throughout a range of industries here in the greater Fresno region. Best of all, Career Nexus will help you identify careers that are the best match for your strengths and interests!
Once you’re referred and accepted into Career Nexus, you’ll complete online interest and skills assessments to help guide you in applying for the most meaningful internship opportunities.
You’ll also complete the Career Nexus: Work Readiness Certificate program to get up-to-speed on emerging technologies, important life skills and basic employability traits that all industries look for when hiring new employees. The Career Nexus: Work Readiness Certificate training and hands-on internship experience will greatly contribute to your career and personal success for a lifetime.
Then, as a Career Nexus intern, you’ll be able to complete up to 3 paid internships per year, gaining valuable hands-on work experience and building important connections with employers that will pave the way toward future career success.
Career Nexus is accepting intern referrals now for upcoming internship cohorts.
Interns that turn into full-time, entry-level hires.*
Graduates who had a paid internship received at least one job offer compared to 43.7% of unpaid interns.**
Interns that receive at least one job offer versus 44% of non-interns*
As a Career Nexus intern, you aren’t in a job training program.
You’re in the workforce pipeline for tomorrow’s top employers.
What Kinds of Internships Are Available?
Currently, Career Nexus is engaging with employers and work-based learning opportunities in the following industries and roles:
- Manufacturing (Warehouse Personnel, CNC Operator, Safety/Human Resources, Social Media Manager)
- Public Institutions (Virtual Digital Media and Marketing)
- Healthcare (Youth Community Liaison, Business Administration Assistant)
Career positions in these industries are plentiful and offer valuable insight into a diverse range of career opportunities in these sectors. In future years, Career Nexus will expand its industry employers, so be sure to watch this webpage for updates!
How Do I Become a CAREER NEXUS Intern?
At this time, to be a Career Nexus intern, you must be between the ages of 18 – 28, be referred by one of our partners, complete online interest and skills assessments and be on your way to completing the Career Nexus: Work Readiness Certificate. Our intern participants range from high school students and graduates to college students and young adults, all with one thing in common: the desire for a rewarding career and a secure future.
If you’re ready to connect with employers and take control of your future, take the first step and request referral into Career Nexus!
Are you in a career path training program with one of our referral partners?
- YES: let them know you want to apply.
- NO: fill out the Intern Interest Form and we’ll connect you to one.