What is Learn & Earn?
Learn & Earn is a six-week, part-time summer job program for teens and young adults ages 14-21 in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh. The Learn & Earn Corporate program is open to young adults age 18-24. Participants have the opportunity to earn money, gain valuable work experience, and develop soft skills to help become college and career ready. Learn & Earn is made possible through a partnership between Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, and Partner4Work with support from local foundations.
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When is Learn & Earn 2019?
Young people will work from June 24, 2019, through August 2, 2019. Orientation begins the week of June 17. The Corporate Program will begin on June 10, 2019.
Who can apply?
You’re eligible to apply if you:
- Are an Allegheny County or Pittsburgh resident
- Will be age 14 -21 on June 18, 2018 (birthdays between August 3, 1997-June 17, 2004) (18-24 for Corporate interns)
- Meet income criteria (see page 5 of this linked factsheet)
What kinds of jobs are available?
Past participants have planted urban gardens, organized summer camp activities, produced documentaries, conducted research, performed office work, and much more. More than 380 businesses and non-profits hosted youth workers in 2018. Learn & Earn jobs are aligned with 11 career tracks that are growing in the Pittsburgh area, including: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Entrepreneurship; Finance & Insurance; Government & Community Services; Health Care & Human Services; Labor & Trades; Marketing, Advertising & Graphic Design; Park Management & Public Works; and STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Jobs are available to serve different learning goals, including Skilled Labor/Construction, Corporate Internships, College Credit, and Entrepreneurship, in additional to traditional summer jobs.
What is the Corporate Internship?
The Corporate Internship Program is an 8-week employment program for young adults who are between the ages of 18-24 and residents of the Allegheny County or the City of Pittsburgh. Young adults will be matched with the Pittsburgh region’s leading corporations and non-profits and earn up to $10.35/hr. in wages, for up to 35 hours per week of work experience, and earn an untaxed stipend at $10.35/hr. for participation in a weekly Professional Development Seminar. Opportunities are available in a variety of fields including Engineering, Finance/Banking, Healthcare, and more.
Interested candidates must complete the online intern interest form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRFFNB3 and email their resume to email@example.com.
Please note the Corporate Internship application closes at 5pm on April 30, 2019.
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Youth and parents/guardians who need help applying are encouraged to stop in one of our 28 regional Application Support Centers, where they will find computers and staff who are ready to help. A list of Application Support Centers and drop-in hours is included on page 2 of the factsheet.
Please contact the Learn & Earn team at 412-932-2950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time with questions.