Youth Employment Opportunities

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The City of St. Petersburg partners with local organizations to provide internships and employment opportunities to young St. Pete residents. Residents looking for mentorship opportunities can visit the Become a Mentor page for more information.  

Pinellas County Urban League

The Summer Training in Youth Leadership & Employment Program is an 8-week summer curriculum that provides training on employability skills, leadership development, career development, and college preparation for St. Pete youth ages 14 to 16. Eligibility requirements apply. 

Boley Centers

Boley Centers offer several Youth Employment Programs. The Summer Youth Intern Program provides opportunities for St. Pete youth ages 16 to 21. The program runs June-August and paid interns work 30 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. The After School Youth Employment Program provides opportunities for St. Pete youth ages 14 to 18. The program runs through the school year and paid interns work 15 hours per week after school and on the weekends. Eligibility requirements apply for both programs.  

Lew Williams Center for Early Learning

The Read to Me Program hires high school students to spend time with and read to preschool children to teach them the knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension skills needed to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Student hires can work for pay up to 15 hours per week during the school year and up to 20 hours per week during the summer. 

Pinellas Opportunity Council 

The Pinellas Opportunity Council Youth Development Program is designed to equip low-income, academically talented youth between 14 and 17 years of age with workforce readiness, leadership, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. The program operates during the summer months and provides a stipend to the youth for training and employment. 

city of st. pete

The City of St. Petersburg provides student internship opportunities to college students who are currently enrolled, in good standing, in an educational program that has a formal academic student internship component. 

How To Apply 
Students who are interested in interning with the City should follow the link below. The educational institution should have a signed agreement with the City before the student begins an internship.


Once the school and city have reached an agreement and the student has been matched with a city department, the student must submit the following completed forms. 

Become An Internship Partner
Institutions that are interested in partnering with the City of St. Pete in an internship relationship must sign the Educational Institution Agreement (between school and City) before the City can consider their students for internship positions.