Politics & Government
10:56 am
Mon June 17, 2013

City Begins Summer Youth Internship Program

More than 100 teens will work for the City of Milwaukee this summer.

The Summer Youth Internship Program employs city residents, between the ages of 16 and 19, for 20 hours a week. The interns earn $7.25 an hour, and work in a variety of city departments, including the Department of City Development, Health Department and the Department of Public Works’ Forestry, Water and Sanitation divisions. The program runs for eight weeks.

Mayor Barrett spoke to interns before they began their first day of work
Credit Jodie Tabak

This is the ninth year of the program. Over the years, more than 1,400 teens have participated.

The program kicked off on Monday, with an orientation session, and comments from Mayor Tom Barrett, at Manpower World Headquarters.