Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E


Phoenix Youth Reach and Invest in Summer Employment (R.I.S.E.) provides short term employment opportunities for our young adults by connecting their interests with local businesses.

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​Engage Tomorrow's Workforce Today

  • Provide a paid summer employment opportunity for Phoenix young adults
  • Teach them invaluable workplace skills to be a successful member of our future's workforce

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​Interested in hosting a summer intern?​

City of Phoenix RISE, Mentor/Host y​​​oung adult summer interns

The City of Phoenix Summer Youth Employment Program, Reach and Invest in Summer Employment (RISE) is an investment in the future workforce. Businesses can host a summer intern with no cost to the participating employer. As a business, a RISE participant​​ can contribute 80 work hours in June and July, and the hiring, training and wage costs are covered through RISE. You’ll mentor motivated young men and women and equip them with skills to succeed in careers in your industry. The career exposure in this program can potentially nurture a future top-tier employee for your firm. Interns can help you accomplish tasks and projects you’ve set aside due to time and team limitations. 

​For more information contact:

Young Adults

​Looking for a Summer Job?

  • Take the first step towards your first career, and experience benefits beyond simply a paycheck!
  • Build your professional network, and gain a valuable insight into future career opportunities
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​​Looking for a Summer Job?

Phoenix Youth RISE Summer Program

The Phoenix Youth Reach and Invest in Summer Employment (R.I.S.E.) program provides employment opportunities for youth, ages 16 to 24 years old, to learn the general aspects of working in a business during the summer months. This internship offers a pathway to building a strong work ethic and making future connections.  Selected youth work in a variety of clerical and assistant or aide roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, for-profits, nonprofits and more. 


No longer accepting applications for​ Summer 2022. Check back here in May of 2023 for the Summer 2023 opportunities. 

​Internship timeframe

June thru July

​For additional information, or any questions you may have, please contact:

Abby Garcia: 602-534-9425​
or email