Shelby County Accepting Applications for Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program – FOX13 News Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shelby County is accepting applications for the fourth annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program.

Applications are available now through April 8 at

Entrants will work in Shelby County government and will be selected through a random lottery, according to a statement.

This year’s theme is “Championing Challenges”.

According to the county, the program is a highly engaging eight-week summer work experience for Shelby County young adults ages 18-24.

The program will help participants hone their communication, organizational and customer service skills, according to the release.

Mayor Lee Harris authorized an increase to $15 an hour for the 2022 schedule, plus a $100 bonus for perfect attendance.

All participants must be available to work Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from June 6 to July 29 and plan to attend in-person professional development sessions on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

“We are excited to provide opportunities for young people who want to work in government,” Harris said. “I hope they will learn professional skills that will stay with them throughout their lives.”

“Some of our former participants have even become full-time employees of the Shelby County government. Our young people will be future leaders both inside and outside of government. Our job is to help them get on that path,” he said.

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Applications are available until April 8, according to the release.

Those selected will receive notification from the Shelby County Human Resources Department.

“Participating in the Mayor’s Summer Work Experience is more than just coming to work, collecting your pay and coming home,” said Shelby County Director of Education Dr. Cedrick Gray. “Our young people are learning to present themselves and do their job with excellence. In our program, they sharpen their current skills while developing a new awareness of the impact of what they do on the community as a whole.

Maria D. Ervin