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VIDEO: County Recruits Interns with Intellectual Disabilities

A new County initiative is creating 20 paid internships for people with intellectual disabilities.

Jay’s Program was named after an intern in Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s office. On Friday, potential interns were invited to an Employer Social, where they met representatives of many County departments to learn what they do and ask questions about available positions.

The County is collaborating with Partnerships With Industry and the San Diego Workforce Partnership for recruitment and funding of the internship program, which supports the County’s efforts to maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

James Kecskes is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.