Do you want to

Make a Difference?

Worknet Community Interns is dedicated to providing work experience opportunities to young adults with high barriers to employment. In collaboration with local non-profits, young adults will gain skills that will enhance their resumes, while non-profits will obtain motivated young adults to assist in their mission.

Food insecurity

Food insecurity non-profit organizations work to address the issue of hunger and inadequate access to nutritious food within communities. Their primary goal is to alleviate hunger, improve food access, and promote food security among individuals and families facing economic hardships.

Overall, food insecurity non-profit organizations play a crucial role in addressing immediate hunger needs, advocating for long-term solutions, and fostering community resilience against food insecurity. Their work contributes to creating a more equitable and food-secure society.


non-profits that have the environment as their mission focus on addressing various Environment issues and promoting sustainability. Their primary goal is to protect and conserve natural resources, promote ecological balance, and advocate for Environmently responsible practices.

Overall, Environment non-profit organizations play a critical role in raising awareness, advocating for policy changes, and implementing practical solutions to address the various Environment challenges our planet faces.


non-profits with a mission to address homelessness focus on providing support, resources, and services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Their primary goal is to alleviate homelessness, provide stable housing solutions, and address the underlying causes that lead to homelessness.

Overall, homeless-focused non-profit organizations play a vital role in providing immediate assistance to those in need, offering pathways to stable housing, and addressing the systemic issues that contribute to homelessness.

Who Qualifies?

Ages 16-30

Must be from one of the following populations:
  • A individual with justice system involvement
  • Low-income
  • Transition-aged foster youth
  • Impacted by mental health/depression

Resident of the
County of Merced

Applicant must be a full-time resident of the County of Merced.

Right to Work

Applicant must be able to provide proper Right to Work documentation
(i.e. California ID, Social Security Card, etc.).

How to Host an Intern

Non-profit organizations seeking to host an intern will need to apply to a Merced County Request for Qualifications (RFQ). After the RFQ application and approval, youth that have applied and have been selected by county staff will be referred to the non-profits for their approval.

Common Questions

How do I qualify?

We are accepting applicants who are age 16-30 and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • A individual with justice system involvement
  • Low-income
  • Transition-aged foster youth
  • Impacted by mental health/depression
How much do I get paid?

Your wage is contingent on the job that is assigned to you. Wages can range from $15.50-$23 per hour.

Will taxes be taken out of my paycheck?


When will I be paid?

You will receive your paycheck bi-weekly.

How long will I be working?

Your hours are dependent on the need of the non-profit (maximum of 1,500 hours).