Friday, April 11, 2014

The “Summer in the City” High School Internship Program - Philadelphia, PA

The “Summer in the City” 
High School Internship Program

Paid six-week internship beginning on Tuesday, July 1st and ending on Friday, August 8th. As a participating employer with the Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady Summer Internship Program, the City of Philadelphia municipal government will hire 100 students to work in various municipal placements for the duration of the internship term. Students will have the opportunity to be placed in a variety of different fields as part of the internship, including health, human services, finance, and law - just to name a few.

As part of the WorkReady Summer Internship Program, students are required to spend 16-hours per week in an internship with a city department or office and an additional four hours each Friday in workplace skill and leadership development training. In addition, students will attend a College and Career Fair hosted by the City of Philadelphia.

Interns will be required to attend a general orientation session through the WorkReady Summer Internship Program. Interns working specifically with the Philadelphia municipal government are also required to attend the city’s one-day internship orientation on their first day. The orientation includes a welcome ceremony with Mayor Michael Nutter, team-building activities, and information about working in city municipal government.

Interns will be placed in various departments and offices throughout the City of Philadelphia government based upon their skills and interests and will assist city staff on a variety of projects and tasks. Some of the participating departments for the 2014 “Summer in the City” High School Internship Program include:
      1. Department of Behavioral Health/Intellectual DisAbility Services
      2. Commerce Department
      3. Free Library of Philadelphia
      4. Health Department
      5. Human Resources
      6. Law Department
      7. Mayor’s Office
      8. Office of Licenses & Inspections
      9. Office of Supportive Housing
      10. Philadelphia Fire Department
      11. Philadelphia Police Department
      12. Philadelphia Prisons System
      13. Revenue Department
The Internship Program also offers participants the opportunity to learn about various careers in municipal government and post-secondary options upon their graduation from high school through additional events held during the internship term.

Interns will receive an hourly wage for their internship. All students are administered a payroll debit card by the Philadelphia Youth Network.

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