The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, administered by the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, is accepting online applications for approximately 200 summer employment opportunities for youth between the ages of 14–24. Hourly wages will range from $7.25 to $12, and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017.
The selected youth will begin work in mid-June with job assignments typically lasting between six and eight weeks. Participants will also take part in a job skills workshop led by Durham Public Schools and professionals from local businesses and organizations. Applicants may now review the online job listings to determine their eligibility and apply for positions by visiting the City’s website and selecting Durham YouthWork Intern.
Internship placements within the City of Durham include the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Durham Parks and Recreation, Public Works Department, Durham One Call, and others. Other summer opportunities include positions with Durham County Government, Durham Public Schools, Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University, and local businesses and non-profit organizations.
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program is collaboration between the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, Durham Technical Community College, and Made in Durham. For more information, contact Senior Employment Program Coordinator James Dickens with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15217 or by email.
About the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs.