Below is a press release from the City of Framingham
Framingham, MA – The City of Framingham has partnered with MassHire Metro South/West Workforce Investment Board to launch the Mayor’s Youth Internship Program (MYIP).
The MYIP will provide meaningful employment opportunities to youth (aged 14 – 21) that help with professional development and highlights the importance of being engaged citizens. The State-funded program is scheduled to run from June through August.
In addition to pre-employment and professional development training, the Mayor’s Office will provide civic leadership opportunities centering the internship experience on community and connecting youth to local government.
“Providing opportunities to support learning and career development for young people is essential to creating competitive candidates and connected citizens,” said Mayor Spicer. “The emphasis on civic engagement is meant to teach participants that they are agents of change. The goal is for these interns is to understand that they are woven into their communities, and their voices matter.”
The interns will explore careers in public, private, and nonprofit sectors, learn new skills in real-world settings and receive pay for their work. Participants are matched with local businesses and organizations based on their application preferences.
“We’re excited to collaborate with the City of Framingham to create these work experience opportunities for young adults over the summer,” said Greg Bunn, Executive Director of Masshire Metro South/West. “The skills the interns will gain will not only give them a pathway to finding a meaningful career, but they will also give them a great way to connect with local organizations and develop a stronger connection to the community. In turn, this is an excellent chance for employers to learn from students, as well and gain a better understanding of what the future workforce will have to offer.”
To learn more about the Mayor’s Youth Internship Program, visit Framinghamma.gov/Youth.
Local businesses and organizations interested in collaborating with the City to provide work-based learning opportunities are invited to join an information session on Thursday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m.
This meeting will be recorded and available for viewing on the MYIP webpage.