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Metro Summer Youth Internship Program

Program Overview

The Summer Youth Internship Program is a short-term learning and employment opportunity for Nashville Davidson County youth. Participants will be assigned to work at a Metro Department for twenty hours per week for four weeks. In addition, both before and throughout the program, all participants will receive opportunities for skill building and training. Participants will be paid $9 an hour for both their training and work time. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation to both the training and work sites.

Eligibility and Selection Process

Eligible participants must be enrolled students in a high school in Davidson County who will complete their Junior year in May 2016 and/or expect to graduate in Spring 2017.

Applications will be reviewed for responsiveness, completeness, and neatness; diversity of schools represented; strength of written responses; and the strength of their third-party recommendation.

Final selection of participants will be made by a panel interview.

Beginning January 6, 2016, applicants may submit completed application packets by mail, personal delivery, or fax to the Nashville Career Advancement Center. All application materials must be in by 4:00 p.m. on February 19, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants selected for the next phase of the interview and orientation process will be notified by March 11, 2016.

Required Contents of Applications Packets

Application packets must include the following information:

  • One recommendation letter. Acceptable recommendations can come from a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, or any other adult with whom the applicant has an established relationship (no recommendations from family members)
  • A completed Metro application (typed or printed in black ink)
  • A completed Summer Internship Program application (typed or printed in black ink); and
  • A Completed Resume

Submit application packets to the Nashville Career Advancement Center, 1417 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. For more information or questions please contact, Donzaleigh Powell at or (615) 862-8890 ext. 77409.

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  2. Internship Application 2016
  3. Metro Application
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