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About the Program
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program offers Durham youth, ages 14-24, the opportunity to gain work experience and develop skills while connecting with City and County jobs, and in various businesses around the City of Durham. The program operates through partnerships between the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, The Durham Workforce Development Board and the Raleigh-Durham Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Council.
The recruitment period begins the 2nd week of February each year. Employment opportunities are not on a first-come, first-serve basis. An application process is conducted and the best qualified candidates are referred.
Durham YouthWork Internship Program participants have worked with various City departments including:
Economic and Workforce Development
Neighborhood Improvement Services
Parks and Recreation
Solid Waste Management
The Stormwater Services Division of Public Works
Positions outside of the City of Durham are also available through partnerships with:
For information, email James Dickens with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development or call 919-560-4965, ext. 15217. Upon employment offers all youth will receive a 1 week, nationally recognized course to improve employ-ability skills.