Youth Job Seekers
Your future is wide open, and we’ll help you pursue your path to success with a full range of programs, services and resources, all designed to help fulfill your dreams—and all free of charge.
Pathways to Success
The City of Phoenix Youth Programs offer pathways to success. If you are a youth that is looking to get back into school, start college planning or begin your career preparation our programs will work with you to create your college and career blueprint. Services include: Advice and planning; College preparation; Leadership programs; Basic skills training; Tutoring; Career readiness; Support services; Education planning; and Career guidance. Get more information here.
And it is that time again – Summer Employment Opportunities! The city of Phoenix has a number of summer youth employment / leadership activities that youth ages 16-24 can take advantage of this upcoming summer. All programs require the young adults to live in the city of Phoenix and will have to prove residency. Some programs target certain ages, please make sure you are referring young adults to the most appropriate program for them to participate in and have a valuable, meaningful experience.
Taking Responsibility For: Ourselves, Our Family, And Our Community
The city of Phoenix YouthBuild program is accepting applications for youth 16-24 years old who have not been successful in a traditional educational system and are at-risk of not completing secondary education. The goal is to offer youth development services that supports high school completion, High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation/completion, academic and work-related skill attainment, career pathways and leadership and community development.
If chosen, participants must be available all day Monday through Friday for eight to ten months, reside in the city of Phoenix and not have a high school diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE).
Program offers weekly stipends while in training, plus additional performance incentives. YouthBuild participants will build homes in Phoenix.
The energy efficient construction program gives young men and women the opportunity to gain valuable skills in sustainable and energy efficient construction, and train to become leaders in their community. Participants set personal, educational and career goals and develop an educational/professional portfolio.
YouthBuild is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, which awarded the city of Phoenix a $1.1 million grant from the Employment and Training Administration.
Phoenix YouthBuild is a partnership between the city's Community and Economic Development - Business and Workforce Development Division, Arizona Call-A-Teen Resources Inc., Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Labor's Community Service Agency and the Gateway Community College Central City.
To register for an information session, call 602-561-4775 or use the contact form button below and a representative will call you.
YouthBuild Contact Form
CITY OF PHOENIX SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
The Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E. (Reach And Invest In Summer Employment) Program
Young people today continue to face record unemployment rates. As a result, the current generation has far fewer opportunities to acquire critical job-readiness skills typically attained during part-time employment. In order to combat this situation, the City of Phoenix is committed to providing internship opportunities for our youth despite current budget constraints. This is a public-private partnership for summer paid internships.
Learn more about the program here:
View City of Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E.
For more information contact us at [email protected], or call Mary Alejandro (602) 534-3794, or Diamond Smiley (602) 534-7129.
Jerome E. Miller Summer Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy was developed to commemorate the leadership, service, and legacy of Jerome E. Miller, former Phoenix Deputy City Manager. The goals of the academy are to expose high school 11th and 12th grade students to careers in public service, fuel and diversify the pipeline for public service, and prepare students for college, career and life success. Applications can be downloaded here.
For more information contact Diamon Smiley at 602.534.7129
- Week long summer academy for incoming high school Juniors and Seniors
- MUST have interest in a career in public service
- Earn one college credit through a pre-funded leadership course
- Explore careers in Public Administration via a job shadowing experience with City of Phoenix leaders
- Learn about college planning and civic engagement
- Program will begin June 19, 2017
- Click here for a printable flyer
JOIN A COMPANY YOU CAN GROW WITH
Now Accepting Applications For Summer Internship Opportunities
The City of Phoenix in partnership with Wells Fargo Community Banking offers a 5 week-long internship to youth ages 18-24. Interns will participate in a formal internship program that includes performing various assignments to become familiar with the organization and gain basic work experience. For more information email at [email protected] or 602.534.3794.
APPLICATIONS WERE ACCEPTED THROUGH MAY 6TH
- Young adults must be at least 18 years of age when applying for this opportunity and not older than 24
- Youth must have reliable transportation to ensure able to get to employment site (mostly in downtown Phoenix)
- A minimum of one month professional experience through internship, part-time or full-time work
- Youth must be enrolled in an educational program that starts in Fall 2016
- Proficient use of MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- A 5-week program for 32 hours a week
- Must pass a pre-screening telephone interview and an in-person interview
- Internships start June 20th