115 W. Second Ave., Suite 3, Roselle, NJ 07203
908-241-6862 info@boxwoodnj.org

Career Exploration & Job Readiness Program

The Union County Career Exploration & Job Readiness gives local youth an opportunity to intern at local businesses while they discover their passion. This initiative is made possible through a partnership with the Union County Youth Services Commission and will expose youth ages 16-21 to various career paths.

Our business partners have exposed youth to the following career paths:
1. Health Care

2. Accounting

3. Food Service

4. Clerical

5. Website/Social Media Development

6. Data Entry

7. Merchandising

8. Cosmetology

Who we are:
Boxwood Development Services mission is to raise up the champions of this generations! We do this by preparing the youth for academics and personal success.

This program is intended to expose youth to different career paths by
matching local businesses with interns.

We seek to partner with:
1. Businesses that are in need of an intern for a maximum of six weeks, at no cost to them.

2. Businesses that are invested in the success of youth in their community.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this program available to all businesses in Union County?
Answer: Yes. The Union County Career Exploration and Job Readiness Program is available to all businesses located in the county’s 21 municipalities.

What kind of training will the program provide for the youth?
Answer: Prior to being placed in an internship, the youth will undergo training on business writing, graphic design, workplace etiquette, website development, and job readiness.

What is the ageĀ group of the intern?
Answer: The project serves youth ages from 16 to 21.


Get an Intern Today!

Contact us at 908-241-6862 and a career coordinator will assist you.
Send us an email at ldesiderio@boxwoodnj.org with “Hire an Intern” in the subject line.


Program Contact
Coordinator: Marie Thelusma-Chase
Boxwood Development Services