YIC Internship Program

Research show people with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as people without disabilities to have an annual household income of $15,000 or less. We are working to change that.....


With the YIC Internship Program, consumers are able to gain work experience by securing jobs with local music/recording employers. Consumers and employers are matched based on the employer’s need and the consumer’s vocational/situational assessment, individual abilities and career path interests.

The YIC Internship Program offers on-campus and off-campus training for various jobs within the music/recording industry, such as event production, marketing/advertising/event promotion, sound, lighting, retail, concessions, security, and talent management; to name a few. 


YIC helps consumers learn job skills through the modeling of appropriate work behavior, the modeling of appropriate social interactions, and through the encouragement of consumers to develop working relationships by learning how to effectively communicate with co-workers in order to foster greater independence. The YIC Internship Program continues to provide ongoing support after consumers transition onto the employer’s payroll through supported employment services. The YIC Internship Program benefits both consumers and employers by preparing consumers for CIE  and offering employers positive, productive relationships with employees with disabilities. 

Customized employment is a key component to the YIC Internship and Supported Employment Programs. YIC works to personalize the employment relationship between consumers and music/recording industry employers in a way that meets the needs of both. It is based on an individualized match between the strengths, conditions, and interests of consumers and the identified business needs of music/recording industry employers. Our customized employment model utilizes an individualized, person-centered approach to employment planning and job development.