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Summer Internship Program for High School Seniors Graduating 2023

Applications Close on May 1st

Gain real world experience through a paid, 250 hour summer internship placement with a local employer at $17.00/hour. Want to start work sooner? That's an option, too! Internships are tailored to the intern's career interest.

Potential Internship Opportunities Could Include:

If you don't see any internship positions that interest you, we can work with you to find one that is a better match.

Position Title Career Interest Area
Machine Operator Helper Construction/Skilled Trades
Service Technician Automotive
Chef Assistant Culinary Art
Service Manager Assistant Administration
Resident Services/Administration Human Services
Horticulture Intern Natural Resources
Office and Event Assistant Business/Human Services
Administrative Administration
IT General Intern Information Technology
Recreation Center Aide Recreation/Human Services
Personal Care Provider Assistant Healthcare
Production Intern


Art Studio Marketing Intern Arts/Marketing
Associate Technician Manufacturing/Aerospace
Apprentice Machinist Manufacturing/Machining
Intern Human Services


Get transitional support with your employment and educational goals through workshops, resume assistance, interviewing preparation, and post-secondary guidance. Cash bonuses for program goal completion.


In order to qualify, students must be 16-21 years old, U.S. Citizen and Larimer County resident, high school senior on track to graduate by May 2023, and meet both of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Low income: receiving public assistance i.e. food stamps, TANF, SSI, etc. or meet local income threshold. Individual with a learning/mental/physical disability diagnosis is considered household of one for income purposes.
  • Challenge to employment: teen parent, learning/mental/physical disability, IEP/504, probation, foster care (past or present), homeless, or past offender record

Steps to Apply

  1. Watch the orientation video to make sure you are eligible and that the program is a good fit for you!


2. Complete the Application

Questions? Contact CareerRise at (970) 498-6608 or

The inCompass program is funded through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

WIOA Complaint & Grievance Process