One Irvine Workforce

Summer High School Program

Earn while you learn! The One Irvine Workforce Summer High School Program connects high school students of all backgrounds to paid summer employment, work readiness training, and mentorship opportunities. 

The program will run May 20–August 9. Participants will be hired as a Community Services Leader I for the City of Irvine, working in one of the City’s premier community parks. Develop job and life skills, participate in innovative trainings related to job-readiness and personal development, and contribute to your community.

  • Earn $17 an hour.
  • Enjoy flexible schedules working 20–25 hours a week.
  • Pursue opportunities for continued part-time employment in future summers or year-round, depending on availability and needs.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 1.

For questions, contact Jennifer Hale at

This program is part of the Californians for All grant and prioritizes hiring youth who may not have access to traditional career-building resources. 

Priority is given to applicants who:

  • Are Irvine residents.
  • Are unemployed and/or out of school.
  • Are low-income.
  • May have difficulty finding employment.
  • Are in or transitioning from foster care.
  • Are engaged with a  substance-abuse or mental health program.
  • Are or were justice-involved.
  • Have not participated in an AmeriCorps program.

Adult Apprenticeship Program

The One Irvine Workforce Adult Apprenticeship Program is designed to employ and empower the next generation of public servants by providing paid career opportunities for apprentices to gain valuable experience supporting some of Irvine's most important initiatives.

In addition to gainful employment, apprentices will develop job and life skills, participate in innovative trainings related to work-readiness, personal development and mentorship, all while contributing to their community.

This program will begin September 2024 and run through December 2025. Check back in June 2024 for more information and to apply.