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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 09, 2024


City of Milwaukee Opens Application Period for Summer Youth Internship Program

Since 2005, the Summer Youth Internship Program has connected thousands of young people with job opportunities and career pathways in City government


MILWAUKEE – Applications are now being accepted for the City of Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) which provides local youth with employment and life skills, and helps them meet educational, job readiness, and career exploration goals. SYIP offers paid, in-person positions within City government for high school-aged young people in Milwaukee.

“The Summer Youth Internship Program is an invaluable way for our young people to engage in City government and contribute to moving Milwaukee forward together,” said Department of City Development Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump. “By providing the youth with career and educational opportunities, we are paving the way for a brighter future for not just our city, but wherever their dreams may take them.”

Since its inception in 2005, SYIP has connected thousands of teenagers with job opportunities and career pathways that position these young people for success and bright futures. This summer, approximately 130 slots will be available in SYIP for eligible youth (Milwaukee residents ages 16-19). Many City of Milwaukee departments participate and offer eight-week intern placements in departments like Public Works, City Development, Police and Fire, and even in the Mayor’s Office.

Each intern hired will receive $15.00 per hour. SYIP participants will work up to 20 hours per week, with a required training session every Friday, beginning Monday, June 10, through Friday, August 2.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024. Applications for the program are available now at milwaukee.gov/syip.

Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump 

Lafayette L. Crump, Commissioner 


 809 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 




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