On Aug. 12, Mayor Jennifer Roberts, local business leaders and student interns marked the end of the 2016 Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) summer term. This year, the program added 40 internships, growing from 317 internships in 2015 to 357 internships in 2016.
“I am grateful to our business partners for hosting student interns this summer through the MYEP,” Roberts said. “Partnering our young people with local businesses expands economic opportunity for the next generation. Kids receive valuable professional skills and earn extra money for their families while businesses give back to their community and help develop tomorrow’s workforce.”
Looking to continue the momentum of this year’s growth, Roberts appealed for more employers to host interns next summer helping to expand the number of internships to at least 500. The program specifically needs internships in Healthcare, Technology, Science, Engineering and Math related areas.