The Career Zone provides employment resources and opportunities to in-school youth, ages 16-18 experiencing barriers to academic and career success.

Through a collaborative effort, with the Achieve More & Prosper (A.M.P.) Program, Franklin County residents are provided with workforce development and family support that seek to enrich the everyday lives of participants. Learn more about AMP here.

Family Engagement

  • Movie Nights
  • Health and Wellness Activities
  • Wealth Building Seminar

Professional Development

  • Career & College Readiness
  • Student Leadership Advisory Council
  • After School Program
  • Ohio Means Jobs & Portfolio Creation

Community Exposure

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Events
  • Partner Workshops
  • College & Site Visits

Youth Internship Program

An Internship offers the opportunity for a young person to spend time with one or more employees at a business, non-profit organization, or government agency. The objective is to provide a chance to observe and gain hands-on experience in how organizations operate. The primary goal of the Youth Internship Program is to increase a student’s knowledge of workplace skills and receive on-the-job experience. We attempt to closely match applicant’s interests to roles that reflect their chosen career pathway. In addition, this enables interns to learn what skills and knowledge are necessary to enter a variety of careers.  Aspects of this programming includes work experiences through worksite, virtual, and work-based learning. See a listing of current internships here!

Youth Internship Application Process:

Step 3: Attend the mandatory virtual orientation (June 8th – June 13th) – Register here

Youth Internship Documents:

Supervisor/Mentor Documentation

Supervisor/Mentor Handbook

Monitor Attendance (sign-in sheet)

Are you an employer or youth participant interested in partnering with The Career Zone? Please contact us below.