Winston-Salem Urban League Announces Summer Employment Program

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The Winston-Salem Urban League announces the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program, a partnership between the City of Winston-Salem and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, is an opportunity for low-moderate income students to gain mentorship, job skills and real life on the job experience. Each year, approximately 100 students, ages 15-19 participate in the program.

A core component of the SYEP is its internship program. All 100 students are placed in internships based on their career goals, including engineering, law, office administration, clerical, child care, education, retail, food service, information technology, cosmetology, landscaping and lawn care, finance and business, art, graphic design and entrepreneurship. The students are paid an hourly wage.

The program is a great opportunity for the Winston-Salem business community to give back. Participating businesses allow students to intern and learn how to conduct themselves in a professional setting. Further, student-interns frequently have skills that prove quite valuable to employers’ in their daily operations.

“This program is an incredible win for Winston-Salem. It is a chance for students to get hands on, real world experience. The Summer Youth Employment Program keeps young people occupied in positive experiences during the summer and gives them a chance to earn an income.” remarked James Perry, CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League.

Students, seeking to participate, must qualify as low-moderate income (click HERE to see a family income eligibility schedule). Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Students and parents can click HERE to download the application.

Businesses and non-profit organizations interested in hosting student interns can apply HERE.

Want to work at the Summer Youth Employment Program? Click HERE.