The goal of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship Program is to serve as a stepping stone and hands-on learning experience for young adults in the community. Internships provide on the job experience and exposure to the world of work, particularly STEM industries, as well as weekly skill-building workshops and presentations which are provided by the youth services department and other community partners. While the internship program is open to all, we are seeking to provide opportunity to disconnected youth, including those who are struggling academically, students of color, first generation college students, and those from low income families.
After applications are received by the youth services department, students are then interviewed and matched with a local business or organization. Students are expected to work for 10 hours a week for six weeks, beginning on July 11th and ending on August 19th. There will be orientations for both students and business owners before the session begins. Additionally, all young people must participate in skill-building workshops each week that will teach interview skills, conflict resolution, and resume building.
High school students between the ages of 14 and 18 who are either Newton residents or attending school in Newton are encouraged to apply. Young people must also have the ability to travel to and from their job site and weekly workshops.
Interns should be ready to take on new responsibility, be open to learning new things, and should expect to learn more than they ever imagined!
General program information can be found here.
The Youth Application and Reference Forms can be found here.