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City of Monrovia Accepting Applications for Youth Employment Services Program

Post Date:04/02/2019 11:05 AM

The City of Monrovia will begin accepting applications for this year’s Youth Employment Services (YES) Summer Internship on Thursday, April 4. 

The redesigned YES Summer Internship gives Monrovia’s youth the opportunity to be part of a thoughtful, enriching and premier experience. Staff members from various city departments will become mentors to the interns, giving them an inside look at what it is like to be a part of the daily operations in local government.

“The YES Summer Internship helped me development needed skills to function at any job,” said Jayden Saldana, former intern and student at Citrus College. “Being employed in City government allowed me to see an insider’s prospective of how different departments work together to provide a premier quality of life.”

The City is also partnering with Oak Crest Institute of Science, Centre Stage, Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills and the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce, so interns can obtain valuable, real life work experience with local businesses and organizations. Additionally, the interns will attend weekly professional development workshops and trainings.

A few of the workshops and trainings includes: 

  • Résumé Building Workshop: After obtaining valuable work experience from the program, YES Interns will learn how to thoughtfully put those skills onto paper. City staff will be available to assist interns draft eye-catching résumés to impress their future employers.   
  • Job Opportunities in City Government: From firefighter to engineer, a career in local government is an exciting one! Human Resources personnel will present the unique opportunities in the agency and the proper trainings and education needed to obtain the jobs. 
  • Financial Literacy: Receiving the first paycheck may be exciting, but also confusing. The Finance Division will share what to expect from the first paycheck including deductions such as Federal Income Taxes, State Taxes, Workers’ Compensation and Medicare. Additionally, interns will be educated on the values of setting up a checking and savings account.  
  • College Admission’s Panel: For a young student, thinking of a future after high school can be overwhelming and challenging. The College Admission’s Panel will include speakers from both colleges and trade schools, allowing interns to see that there are many different routes to success after graduation. 
  • Civic Leader’s Panel: City staff in management roles will share how they advanced their careers through their networks, life experiences and education. Interns will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with various city leaders, including the City Manager.

Throughout the internship, each YES Intern will be tasked with developing a summer project to improve one area of the operation to which they are assigned.  Their ideas for improvement are then presented at the end of the summer program in a formal board-room type environment.

The internship is a nine-week period from June 10 to Aug. 10. Those who are interested in applying for the position can visit www.cityofmonrovia.org/jobs.