Mayor's Youth Employment Program

With your help, each year the Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) trains and develops the future workforce for the City of Charlotte.  Interns provide multiple benefits to businesses, such as increased productivity by having interns engaged in meaningful task and project work. 

Host Employer Benefits

• A pre-screened intern who holds the Career Readiness Training Certification
• Direct support and monitoring of the intern through regular communication with MYEP staff
• An opportunity to train future employees
• A chance to give back to our community by making a difference in the life of a young person

Host Employer Role

• Identify a supervisor who will be able to devote sufficient time to the intern
• Develop a clear job description for the intern
• Provide orientation or job-specific training, if required
• Offer students a minimum of 20 hours per week at a rate of $8.00 per hour 

Ways to Support the Mayor's Youth Employment Program

• Provide an internship opportunity
• Sponsor a youth with a non-profit organization
• Provide a job shadowing opportunity
• Join MYEP for the Charlotte Career Discovery Day


Interested in being a Host Employer?  Fill out the Host Employer Application


Elizabeth Harris (Historic Rosedale Plantation) stated: “Jessica has truly done a first-class job in all areas.  She is focused, punctual and has a good work ethic.  When given an assignment, she can complete it with normal to minimal instruction.  We are thrilled to have her intern with us.”


Danielle Frazier (Charlotte Works) stated:  “[Diamond] was a pleasure to work with.  She always displayed a high level of professionalism and had a great attitude and we would like for her to continue participating in our internship ambassador program.”