City of Nashua Launches Summer Youth Internship Program
Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess is pleased to announce the City of Nashua’s inaugural Youth Summer Internship Program.
The six-week program is a collaboration between the Nashua School District, the city’s Economic Development Division and Mayor Donchess’ My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge initiative.
Thirteen paid internships will be available within city departments during the summer of 2018 for Nashua high schoolers entering their senior year. There will be a variety of opportunities, including a support position for the Arlington Street Community Center, an engineering internship for the Division of Public Works and groundskeeper internships for the Parks and Recreation Department.
Students who apply must provide two references from a teacher, coach or other non-related adult. Qualified candidates must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week between July 9 and August 10. As city interns, the students will be able to access free bus passes to commute to and from work.
Mayor Donchess said the program will help Nashua students develop important jobs skills, while also developing the city’s future skilled workforce.
“We want all of our young people to succeed and to contribute to Nashua’s economy,” Donchess said.
The MBK Community Challenge is based upon well-researched findings and expert recommendations from multiple disciplines, which conclude that coordinated efforts can improve the life prospects and outcomes for all our young people. By intervening at key moments in life, using evidence-based strategies and comprehensive approaches, we can remove barriers, expand opportunities and improve outcomes for all.
Applications will be accepted until March 23 and can be accessed at www.nashuanh.gov/1190/Summer-Youth-Internship-Program. Students can also pick up applications at the main offices of Nashua High School North or South.
For more information, Nashua South students are encouraged to reach out to Principal Keith Richard and Nashua North students to Principal Nathan Burns.