Careers represented in collage from upper left: Green Tech, Social Media, Solar Energy, Construction Management, Environmental Science, and Urban Planning.
Young people in Marin City will have opportunities to explore career options through a paid internship this summer, as part of the Summer Youth Development Program run by the Marin City Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) for youth ages 14-21.
MCCDC will be offering youth work experience and job placement opportunities as well as Academic Enhancement, designed to ensure Marin County youth are able to work on academic challenges while gaining valuable work experience in a variety of fields.
“Our program is vital, particularly since summer school is no longer being offered in Marin. We want students to understand the important connection between academic success and career success,” said Andrew Abou Jaoude, summer program manager.
Students will explore career interests, participate in a two-week job-readiness boot camp and be placed in internships or direct hire positions in their areas of career interest.
Among the potential internships available are: green technology start-ups, construction management/urban planning, social media, water conservation and environmental science.
Program staff will work with youth to identify additional opportunities in their desired fields. Growth sector and emerging industry opportunities will be emphasized.
MCCDC is working with Marin County businesses and Tam Adult School to ensure young people are building a solid foundation for a successful future.
The program is also looking for employer partners who are interested in developing young people by providing internship opportunities. MCCDC will offer the youth interns a stipend for their participation and offer staff to provide support and ensure success.
The orientations for out-of-school youth is on Monday, May 20 from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. In-school youth orientations are June 3, June 5, June 10, and June 12 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Orientations will be held at the MCCDC offices located at 441 Drake Ave. in Marin City.
For more information or to reserve a spot in one of the orientations contact Angie Hines at (415) 339.2837 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Marin business that are interested in being a partner, sponsor or work experience host site please should contact Judy Morgan at (415) 339.2837 x15 or email@example.com.