BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is offering young people ages 14 to 21 the opportunity to gain work readiness skills training through summer internships.
Through the YouthWorks program at UMMC’s University and Midtown campuses, the interns will have the chance to participate in a summer experience that is a unique opportunity to begin to develop a career path to college or the workplace. Participating youth will develop workplace skills, learn how to meet employers’ expectations, gain exposure to career opportunities in high-growth industries, and feel the pride of earning a paycheck.
The five-week internship program runs from June 25 through July 27, 2018. After orientation, each intern is assigned to an area on one of UMMC’s two hospital campuses: UMMC University Campus and UMMC Midtown Campus. Each participant works five hours each day in one of more than 30 clinical and support areas. They also have two classroom hours on Fridays devoted to the development of essential skills, technical skills, and interpersonal skills that they can use in school, jobs, and life. Students earn minimum wage for their work.
Eligible participants MUST be Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14 and 21.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 2, 2018. Apply online or learn more by visiting youthworks.oedworks.com.
The initiative is collaboration between YouthWorks, a summer jobs program sponsored by the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and the UMMC Office of Community and Workforce Engagement, which coordinates several youth and adult job-training programs with government and private-sector organizations.