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Paid Internship Program (PIP) is available to job seekers served by Tri-Counties Regional Center who want to work full or part-time, become self-employed, start a small business or develop skills as an apprentice. Students may be eligible if they are age 18 or over. The program funds up to $10,400 per internship for wages and employer costs.  The intent of the program is to increase opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE).

Many of our service providers offer the PIP but any person served by the Regional Center age 18 or greater is eligible for the program regardless of whether they are receiving other employment services.

This program was implemented by the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and is outlined in Chapter 14 (WIC 4870(a)) of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act.