MPLOY Youth Summer Experience – Apply 12/1/16-12/31/16

City of Memphis-Office of Youth Services (TN) Logo

invites applications for the position of:
MPLOY 2017 Participant

SALARY: $8.00 – $11.00 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 12/01/16
CLOSING DATE: 12/31/16 11:59 PM
MPLOY Youth Summer Experience is a locally funded initiative administered by the Memphis Office of Youth Services which provides Memphis youth (ages 14 to 21) with meaningful and rewarding summer experiences. MPLOY Youth will offer 1,000 teens and young adults with soft skills training, entry-level positions, or internship opportunities in various career paths while considering their strengths and interests. Some of the top employers in the Memphis area make this possible by agreeing to serve as partners offering structured job opportunities for youth for six weeks during the summer months.
MPLOY participants work in a variety of industries such as non-profits, healthcare, arts, banking, and communications. Responsibilities of MPLOY participants are set according to industry-specific guidelines, and are enforced by the Worksite Supervisors.

Participants commit to work for six (6) weeks during the summer months in jobs from different career paths, where they learn soft-skills training, maintain entry-level positions, and complete internships.MPLOY participants are expected to:

  • conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • show respect for the rights and feelings of other MPLOY participants, their job, the Worksite Supervisor, and the general public
  • comply with the policies and procedures of MPLOY Youth as well as those of their worksite
  • fulfill the job duties as outlined and enforced by the Worksite Supervisor
Required qualifications for MPLOY participants:

  • must be residents of the City of Memphis
  • must be between the ages of 14-21 by June 1, 2017

Additional qualifications for MPLOY participants:

  • positive attitude
  • ability to work independently or with a group
  • excellent organizational skills
  • ability to communicate well with others
  • learning spirit
  • professional demeanor
  • good time management skills
  • polite and respectful manners

Unless specified otherwise by the worksite, the dress code for all MPLOY-related activities is Business Professional.




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