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Applications available for youth employment program

Staff ~ 4/22/2015

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has issued a Call-to-Action for business leaders to participate in the Phoenix R.I.S.E. (Reach and Invest in Summer Employment) internship program.  The program, which offers summer youth employment opportunities, is actively recruiting local businesses, non-profits, and government agencies to create internship opportunities for Phoenix youth this summer.

The Phoenix R.I.S.E. program will provide employment opportunities for youth, ages 16 to 24, to learn the general aspects of working in a business.  The program offers a pathway to building strong work ethics and making future connections.  Businesses will receive untapped talent to assist with office duties and special projects.   

The summer internship program is 100 percent grant-funded and businesses are not responsible for paying for the youth who work at their work site. The 5-week program will serve approximately 120 youth from June 29 through July 31. Interns can work up to 40 hours a week. 

Businesses interested in responding to the Mayor’s Call-to-Action can download and submit an application to participate in the program until May 29. Supervisors and mentors must attend a two hour orientation to learn program expectations and meet the interns during the week of June 22. Youth, ages 16-24, who reside within the city of Phoenix, can download and submit an application until 2 p.m. on May 22. 

Download applications at or pick them up at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., 19th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Forward completed applications and any questions to or call (602) 534-3794.