Teens and young adults can learn workplace skills and earn money this summer through internships at local businesses.
LEAP for Education is running a free summer internship program in 2022 for 14-18 year olds in Gloucester.
Interns will receive Gloucester High School credit and a $500 salary or stipend.
Participants will work virtually or in person for six weeks, from July 11 to August 18, approximately 11 hours per week on a project with a mentor or company, and begin writing a resume for college and future projects. Examples of projects include working on a public art event with Luminartz, animal care at Cape Ann Animal Aid, agricultural work at Appleton Farms, childcare at Pathways for Children, restaurant work at Annisquam Yacht Club , and many others.
They will also attend regular workplace skills workshops with guest speakers on important topics such as job interviews, job hunting and resume writing.
The application link is http://bit.ly/37PcoN2or can be found at www.leap4ed.org: https://www.leap4ed.org/services/career-connections/gloucester-internship/registration/. A LEAP for Education coordinator will contact you once the application has been received.
Interested teens and young adults can email program coordinator JoAnn Leavitt at [email protected] for answers to their questions.
Career and business mentors are always in demand. Mentorships require approximately 90 minutes per week during the program. Leavitt can be contacted for further information.