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SYIP | Summer Youth Internship Program

Earn and Learn Summer Youth Internship Program

Funding Source

Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG-City of Milwaukee)

Vanessa Armstrong

Department of City Development (DCD)

The Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) component of EARN & LEARN is a specialized work opportunity where youth are assigned to various work assignments in departments within city government through exclusive funding from the City of Milwaukee’s Community Development Block Grant funding. SYIP provides youth hired by the program with a 8-week work experience. They receive a subsidized wage rate of $15.00 per hour for 20 hours each week for a maximum of 160 hours during the summer work cycle.

A strategic partnership with ManpowerGroup, the lead employer partner for SYIP, provides invaluable support to the administration of the program. ManpowerGroup provides a host site for interviews, volunteers to conduct interviews, and process all payroll for SYIP youth in the program. The Department of City Development acts as the lead administration team for the SYIP component of EARN & LEARN.

Photos of EARN & LEARN participants at various jobs


Program Eligibility

Youth ages 16-19 years old.

Program Activities

Financial Literacy

Healthy Living

Career Exploration

College Fair

Business Tour

“Why Work” Education Sessions

Key Partnerships

City of Milwaukee Block Grant Administration