Mayor’s Summer High School Internship Program
The goal of the Mayor’s Summer High School Internship Program is to serve as a stepping stone and hands-on learning experience for young adults in the community. Our program provides on-the-job experience and exposure to the world of work, particularly in the STEM industries. We also provide an enriching, weekly skill-building workshop led by the youth services department where students learn workforce communication, resume writing, interview skills, and more.
While the internship program is open to all, we are seeking to provide opportunity to disconnected youth, including those who are struggling academically, students of color, first generation college students, and those from low income families. To be eligible, students must be between the ages of 14-18, and either attend a Newton school or live in the City of Newton. Our program is unique in that we provide students with an exceptional internship experience in a local business, startup, non-profit, or other organization at no cost to them. We also help to reduce barriers to participation by using grant funding to aid with stipends and transportation to and from the workplace. Nearly 100 students completed internships in the summer of 2017, and are hoping to the same number of spots available for the summer of 2018. For more information, visit www.newtonma.gov/youth.
Founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service aimed at keeping students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 28 urban locations across the U.S. and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools during the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of not graduating on time, AmeriCorps members are positioned to help students and schools succeed.