Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is calling on college students to serve as Team Leaders in a new summer program for teens. The Milwaukee Summer Youth Internship Program will offer 250 high school students an opportunity to earn money and learn job skills through internships in various city departments. Team Leaders are needed to serve in paid positions as role models and coordinators to help keep the teens on track with tasks and attendance. The Team Leader position runs June 10th to August 4th.
“We must do all we can to prepare our young people for a future in the workplace and it starts with developing the right mix of skills,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “This summer we’re offering a unique ‘earn and learn’ experience that students will find appealing. We’ve developed internships in forestry, marketing, customer service, neighborhood planning, communications and more.”
Mayor Barrett said that unlike other summer job experiences, the Milwaukee Summer Youth Internship Program also provides students with ‘Education Fridays’ to focus on workplace issues. There will be sessions featuring guest speakers on resume writing, interviewing skills and team-building strategies. Team Leaders will facilitate these sessions, and provide day-to-day mentoring for high school interns.
College students 21 years or older may apply. Team Leaders will be paid $11.70 an hour to work 20 to 30 hours per week for 8 weeks. Some youth experience is required and coursework in psychology and/or secondary education is preferred. Applicants must be City of Milwaukee residents and have their own transportation and valid driver's license.
Applicants should submit a resume with cover letter by March 18th. More information and a job description are available online at www.milwaukee.gov/Projects/SummerYouthInternshipProgram.htm or you may contact the program coordinator at 414-286-5829.
The six-week Milwaukee Summer Youth Internship program is open to Milwaukee high school students between the ages of 16-19 years old. Students must have good school attendance records and must be able to work for four hours a day, Monday through Friday between June 20th and July 29th. The deadline for youth applications is March 29th.
The Milwaukee Summer Youth Internship Program is supported by the Milwaukee Idea for Economic Development at the Consortium for Economic Development at UW-Milwaukee. Program Coordinator, Danielle Luer, is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and MIED Fellow.