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Transition Support Program for High School Seniors Graduating 2024 - Including a PAID summer internship!

Applications Have Closed for 2024 as of May 1st

Are you a high school senior seeking help in figuring out what comes next? The inCompass Fast Track program can help! Eligible high school seniors will get matched with a career specialist who will support them in finding a paid summer internship and then help them move to employment or post secondary education.

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.

Past interns have participated in internships across a variety of industries including manufacturing, IT, healthcare, natural resources, administration, and MORE! 

Get transitional support with your employment and educational goals through career exploration, workshops, resume assistance, interviewing preparation, and post-secondary guidance. These activities will help prepare you to earn an internship in your field of interest. 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 2024, and meet all 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
  • Have a goal of moving to employment OR post-secondary education following the summer internship.

Steps to Apply

  1. Ensure you meet the above eligibility criteria.
  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