Career Pathways

Career Pathways is an internship and service learning program for college students considering a career in the mental/behavioral health, juvenile justice, and/or adoption/foster care systems. The program is designed to be a pipeline for the next generation of highly qualified and diverse helping professionals (i.e. social workers, counselors, therapists, etc.)

The Career Pathways Program’s internship component provides interns with a structured teaching and learning environment – this enhances and enriches students’ learning experience by combining academics with practical field work. The Career Pathways Program Coordinator meets individually with each intern at the beginning of his/her placement to review the student’s curriculum and develop a plan that includes interns being assigned with meaningful internship projects and activities aligned with their course study.

“I would like to thank the agency for the opportunity to be an intern here. Throughout my internship, I gained so much knowledge and developed new skills. I would like to also give thanks for allowing me to continue this internship throughout a pandemic, and to modify my internship so I could still participate virtually.” ~Career Pathways Intern


How to Apply

Click here to create an account to apply to any of the open internship opportunities. After you apply to an open position, Grace Cole, Career Pathways Coordinator will contact you to confirm an interview time.

General Inquiries:

Contact Grace Cole, Career Pathways Coordinator via email at or phone at (916) 240-5962.


Higher Education Partnerships

  • Brandman University
  • California State University – Sacramento
  • Capella University
  • Florida State University (FSU)
  • Los Rios Community College District
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Palo Alto University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of Pacific (UOP)
  • University of San Francisco
  • Walden University
  • Bastyr University
  • California Baptist University
  • Touro University Worldwide
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Phoenix