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Opportunity NOW Youth Information

Opportunity NOW participants at Room in the Inn

Opportunity NOW connects youth ages 14-24, residing in Davidson County, access to employment opportunities.

Opportunity NOW’s summer internships and work experience applications are open until March 18, 2019. Sign in to your account today and apply for positions that interest you!

How To Get Started

Step one: Create an Account

Using the Opportunity NOW portal, youth can create an account and fill out their profile, which then creates a resume. If youth have already created an account, they can log back in, update their profile, upload a resume, and/or apply for new positions.

Step two: Search and Apply for Positions

Youth can search through positions posted on the online portal and have the choice to apply for opportunities that interest them the most! These may be internships, work experiences, or positions posted by employers located in the Nashville area.

*Note: Some positions may require youth to fill out an external application.

Step three: Check your Email/Voicemail for Contact From Hiring Managers

After a youth applies for a position on the portal, the hiring manager for that role may contact youth through the email address provided or phone call to discuss next steps. Hiring managers may wait until the position has closed on the portal prior to contacting potential candidates. Please make sure that your voicemail is set up and that you check your email and voicemail often!

What Types of Positions Are Posted on the Opportunity NOW Portal?

Experience Work: 14–16 years old

Three participants in Experience Work positions

Want to make a difference in your community? Experience Work is great way to give back to Nashville, get to know other youth, and gain real-life work experience. The program is Monday–Friday, 4 hours a day, and lasts six weeks over the summer.

All Experience Work participants make $8.00 an hour while working on art or community improvement projects.

High School Internship: 16–18 years old

One participant in a High School Internship position

Are you a rising junior or senior in high school? The Opportunity NOW High School Internship program is a great way to gain work experience and learn more about a career you might be interested in pursuing in the future. The program is Monday - Thursday and youth work 6 ½ hours a day. On Fridays, youth work 4 hours and receive professional development, including financial literacy and soft skills. This program lasts six weeks over the summer.

If you are selected as a High School Intern, you will make $9.00 an hour and receive pre-program training and coaching to ensure you have the skills you need on the job.

Peer Leader Intern: 20–24 years old

Group of five women sitting around a table looking at a document

Are you interested in working with youth? Opportunity NOW’s Peer Leader interns each supervise a team of 6-10 youth while being supported and trained by a local arts or community based non-profit agency. The program is Monday-Friday, 5 hours a day, and lasts 7 weeks over the summer, including a week of paid training.

All Peer Leader Interns make $12.00 an hour, while developing skills that are transferrable to a career in youth development.

Direct Hire Year-Round, Part-Time, Flexible, and Seasonal: 15–24 years old

One participant in a Direct Hire position speaking to Mayor David Briley

Businesses and organizations in Nashville are looking for entry level workers year-round and you could be the perfect fit! You can build your resume on the portal and apply directly to age appropriate positions. Check back often as new positions are being added daily!

Opportunity Now Portal



We have compiled some helpful information to address commonly asked questions and general information about our Summer Employment Program in the following documents

Still have questions? Please contact us.