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Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E. Summer Employment Program Now Accepting ApplicationsPhoenix Youth R.I.S.E. Summer Employment Program Now Accepting Applications<div class="ExternalClass931D09D431D94BF7A3711E9163F050A6"><p>​The City of Phoenix is conducting a Call-to-Action for business leaders to participate in creating summer internship opportunities. Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E. (Reach and Invest in Summer Employment) is actively recruiting local businesses, non-profits, philanthropic and government agencies to create internship opportunities for Phoenix youth this summer. Business leaders can provide opportunities for youth ages 16 to 24 to get "real-world" work experience while learning aspects of business and providing pathways to future employment.  Businesses will benefit from untapped talent at no cost to their budget.  The program offers pathways to future employment for the interns and businesses. </p><p>The Phoenix Youth R.I.S.E. Summer Internship program is fully paid by General Purpose Funds and businesses will not be responsible for paying for the youth who work at their work site. The 5-week, up to 40 hours a week, internship program will start June 27 and run through July 29. More than 130 youth are expected to participate in this program. </p><p>Business and youth applications are available for pick up at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., 19<sup>th</sup> or 20<sup>th</sup> FL and can also be downloaded at phoenix.gov/econdev/Arizona-at-work/youth.  Business applications will be accepted until June 3.  In mid-June, supervisors and mentors will be provided a two hour orientation to learn about program expectations and to meet their youth intern.  The youth application deadline is May 20 at 2 p.m.  Both applications may be returned at City Hall on the 19<sup>th</sup> or 20<sup>th</sup> Floor or submitted to <a href="mailto:pwcyouthprograms@phoenix.gov"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">pwcyouthprograms@phoenix.gov</span></a>. Email program questions to the PWC youth programs email address or call 602-534-3794 for more information.</p><p><strong>About Arizona @ Work – City of Phoenix…</strong></p><p><em>As part of ARIZONA@WORK, the statewide workforce development network, we are your local resource helping job seekers pursue employment opportunities and partnering with employers to find qualified job candidates - all at no cost.</em></p></div>4/6/2016 7:00:00 AMMary Alejandro602-534-3794