California’s Paid Internship Program (PIP) is available to job seekers served by the regional centers. PIP exists to help people with disabilities (18 years and older) improve their job skills. The goal of the paid internship is that by the end of the program, the participant will be ready to pursue long-term employment.
During the internship, you (the intern) will work toward the goals set by you and your service coordinator. You will be doing a specific job that involves the same community or worksite activities as someone without a disability. You will earn at least minimum wage and make the same amount of money that other employees make doing the same job. There is no minimum or maximum hour requirement.
Have questions about getting involved in the Paid Internship Program? Toll-free 877.659.4500