2013 Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP)

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Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 as of June 1, 2013 are eligible to apply for Mayor Tom Barrett’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) program between now and April 5, 2013.

The program provides youth with employment and life skills and helps them meet educational, job readiness and career exploration goals. The SYIP intern is placed in a City department such as Fire, Library, Neighborhood Services, Office of the Mayor, Administration, Common Council, Public Works, Assessor, Health, Port, or City Development for 8 weeks.

SYIP 2013 programs runs from June 17 through August 9. Participants must commit to work the entire 8 week program. Applicants with plans for summer school, summer camps, family reunions, or unable to work the entire 8-week internship are asked not to apply.

Interns earn $7.25 an hour for 20 hours per week with a maximum of 160 hours for the duration of the internship. Priority is given to place high school juniors and seniors that have not previously participated in the program.

All applicants must live in the designated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) area. The Block Grant area is roughly North Florist Avenue, east-Milwaukee River, south- Harrison Avenue, and west- North 59th Street. Also, the area in northwestern Milwaukee around 107th and Brown Deer Road.   Click here to see if you live in the area. 

How Do You Apply?

  1. Students must complete the on-line applicationClick here to apply.
  2. Students must have their school send in their current school transcript with attendance information.
  • Mail or deliver the transcript to: SYIP, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 – or –
  • Fax the transcript to: 414-286-0851

The  complete application (#1 and #2 above) must be submitted to the SYIP Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 .

What if you don’t live in the Block Grant Area or meet the age requirement for SYIP?

Earn & Learn has 2 other programs that may be able to place you: the Community Work Experience Program or the Private Sector Job Connection Program. The links are as follows:




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  1. Precious Xiong says

    Hello Milwaukee Neighborhood New Services,
    I am a student, Precious Xiong, from South Milwaukee High School and living in the city of Milwaukee. I have been living here for 15 years. I am currently looking for a job but cannot find one because of my age (15). I have been searching on the web and looking for advertisement for teen jobs. I need a job so I can support my parents and my siblings. I have applied to other jobs but they will not accept my application due to my age. If you may help me find a job near my location please email me asap! Thank you for your time!

    Precious Xiong

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