The City of Riverside joined with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) in 2003 to provide Riverside youth with a temporary part-time employment opportunity. In 2007, four participants were placed within the City’s Human Resources and Public Utilities Departments.
EDA matches interested youth with the requesting City department and provides these individuals with job skills workshops. EDA prescreens and trains candidates to ensure they are prepared for interviews with requesting departments.
Learn and Earn participants may work up to a maximum of 10 hours per week for up to 12 weeks during the school year. The program allows youth to gain valuable work experience in career-related fields at the minimum wage rate.
All successful applicants must meet the Community Development Block Grant Income requirement and attend two pre-employment workshops prior to beginning employment. Youth will be required to complete a physical and pass a background check provided through the program.
Who Can Participate?
City of Riverside residents that are 16 years of age or older who are currently in high school, have satisfactory grades (minimum of 2.0 GPA), and are motivated to participate in the “Learn and Earn Project” are encouraged to apply.
How To Get Involved:
If you meet the above requirements, contact the Youth Internship Coordinator at the Workforce Development Center at (888) 968-8456 for more information.