Applications for summer employment now available

ST. PETERSBURG — Boley Centers, Inc. proudly presents its 2016 Summer Youth Intern Program (SYIP).  Funded through the City of St. Petersburg, this program assists youth who live in the St. Petersburg area with securing temporary jobs in the community.  Youths have an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience and earn money while working in the public and private sectors.

The goal is to provide employment for 165 young adults, ages 16 – 21, through an eight to ten week summer employment program.  Interns will earn $8.05 per hour and be expected to work 30 hours per week.  Every effort will be made to match the interns with a job according to their interests, skills, and geographic location.

Positions will begin on June 6 and end Aug. 19. Applications are available now through May 2 at the city’s recreation centers, City Hall, Enoch Davis Community Center, James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, Pinellas County Urban League and Boley Centers, Inc.

All completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mon., May 2. Interns will be chosen from all qualified applications completely filled out by using a lottery system.

The City of St. Petersburg’s business community is strongly encouraged to support this program by providing temporary employment positions during the summer.  Employers who partner with the SYIP are only responsible for paying half of the interns’ hourly wage ($4.05 per hour).  For more information about hiring an intern, members of the business community may contact Beverly Hillary at (727) 821-4819 x5232.

Established in 1970, Boley Centers, Inc. serves individuals with mental illness, the homeless and youth.  With more than 30 housing and service center locations scattered throughout Pinellas County, the organization comprises a wide variety of treatment, rehabilitation and vocational services; a network of living opportunities for over 900 individuals in community residences and apartments and a large staff of dedicated people.  On an annual basis, more than 1,500 adults and 600 youth are assisted in reaching their highest level of self-sufficiency.

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