Youth Jobs Overview

WHAT IS THE MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE?

The 2021 Mayor Lee Harris’ Summer Work Experience is an eight-week (June 7 - July 30) summer work experience for Shelby County youth ages 18-24 that teaches communications, organization, and customer service skills. Additionally, program participants will gain valuable connections and knowledge through a weekly paid professional development course. 

WHAT IS THE HIRING PROCESS?

All applicants must complete the online application by Friday, April 9, 2021. Applicants must apply online. Applicants without access to a personal computer may visit any local library to access a computer and complete the application. Participants will be selected via a random lottery and those selected will receive a phone call and text message on or before April 16, 2021 and have 48 hours to accept. After 48 hours, additional names will be drawn until all placements are confirmed. The final list of names will be published online on April 30, 2021. The list of alternates will also be posted at that time.

Human Resources e-Onboarding is required. Additionally, a mandatory virtual Summer Work Experience program orientation is also required. Additional information about e-onboarding and program orientation will be provided to selected applicants. Selected applicants who do not participate in both HR e-onboarding and the program orientation will not be allowed to participate in the program.

The Human Resources e-Onboarding will be arranged by a member of our HR team. You will be contacted directly, and the Mayor’s team will send an email reminder a few days before your scheduled onboarding session.

PARTICIPANT EMPLOYMENT HOURS

Youth enrolled in the Summer Work Experience will work Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with an hour for lunch. Pay is $12 per hour. There is paid mandatory professional development on Fridays from 9 am - Noon.