Career Starts Here: Gwinnett Empowering Youth – 2023 Program Application – Apply Now
- $15 Hourly
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About the Program
The Career Starts Here: Gwinnett Empowering Youth comprehensive program will enhance leadership and teambuilding skills, impart financial literacy, career exploration, and offer the opportunity for youth to gain valuable workplace experience.
This program is ideal for youth who are undecided about their careers and are interested in exploring career opportunities within Gwinnett County. A limited number of participants will be selected for this program.*The application due date was recently extended.
The due date to submit an application for consideration is Friday, March 24, 2023.
Minimum Requirements for Consideration
- Must be a Gwinnett County resident or attend school within Gwinnett County;
- Must be between the ages of 15-21 years old;
- Must be available to participate in the entire program, including both workshops, 4-week internship program, and the awards ceremony (see Program Schedule below);
- Must be available to work full-time (40 hours each week) during the 4-week internship period;
- This may include weekends, mornings and/or evenings depending on the assignment.
- Must not have participated in the previous Career Starts Here program;
- Must be willing to work any intern assignment;
- Must have reliable transportation.
Interns will be assigned with a specific department. Applicants may provide their preference, however, the preferred assignment is not guaranteed.
Workshop – Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Participants will attend new hire orientation and receive training on resume writing, business etiquette, financial literacy, leadership, teambuilding and more. They will also have the opportunity to explore different career opportunities within various departments.
Workshop – Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Participants will attend a mock interview with their assigned department representatives. They will also receive additional training on what to expect during their internship.
Internship – June 5-June 30, 2023 | Work schedule will vary based on assignmentParticipants will receive a four-week paid internship to gain real world experience in an area of interest. The internship is 40 hours per week. Specific working schedule will vary depending on department and specific job assignment.
Award Ceremony – Tuesday, June 27, 2023 (Tentative) | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Participants will be recognized by County Leadership for completing the program.
Below is the list of available positions within each department for the Career Starts Here program. If you are selected to participate in the program, you will be assigned to one of the positions below. Applicants may provide their preference, however, the preferred assignment is not guaranteed.
Clerk of Court
- Deputy Clerk Intern – Assists clerks with inventorying files, creating file indexes, organizing existing data, observing court and BOC meetings.
- Media Relations Intern – Assists Media Relations Manager with County press releases and script writing for Eye on Gwinnett. Assists with commission meetings, contacting media contacts, and County news report clippings.
- PR & Marketing / Graphic Design Intern – Assists Public Relations & Marketing and Branding & Design teams with developing and distributing communications on behalf of Gwinnett County. Tasks may include writing articles and newsletters, taking photos, developing branded graphics, and brainstorming campaign strategies.
- Building Brains Anywhere Intern – Collaborates with community partners and assists in the development of early learning, K-12 programming, and out-of-school time activities.
- Live Healthy Gwinnett Intern – Gains first-hand experience in the roles Live Healthy Gwinnett plays within County Government, the community, and partner initiatives by encouraging residents to Be Active, Eat Healthy, Get Checked, and Be Positive.
- Volunteer Gwinnett Intern – Assists in collaborating with volunteer liaisons, supporting Gwinnett’s food security initiatives, and exposure to measure the impact of volunteer service.
- Summer Ambassador Intern – Assists with the implementation of summer camp which may include supporting staff trainings, activity programing, and implementation of wellness education modules.
- Senior Center Intern – Assists in partnering with the community to provide senior citizens, families, and individuals with opportunities to participate in quality services to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Senior Program Intern – Assists in partnering with the community to provide senior citizens, families, and individuals with programming to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Intern – Assists in the development of lifelong learning through research-based education programs in the areas of environmental, agriculture and natural resources.
- Family and Consumer Sciences Intern – Assists in the development of lifelong learning through research-based education programs in the area of family and consumer sciences.
- 4-H Youth Development Intern – Assists in the development of lifelong learning through research-based education programs in the area of youth development.
- Animal Welfare Intern – Assists with the day to day activities associated with the enforcement of animal ordinances, training, and orientation to include both Kennel Operations and Enforcement Officer sections. Interns will gain experience working with potential adopters, welfare, and care of animals, and assisting specialized units.
- Cultural and Interpretive Resources Intern – Learns how to procure, preserve, and protect items for interpretation. Fosters public awareness with written oral, and media driven presentations, and assists in preservice and programming Gwinnett’s historic and cultural assets.
- One Stop 4 Help Intern – Assists in partnering with the community to provide senior citizens, families, and individuals with programming to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Engagement Intern – implements strategic initiatives to serve Gwinnett’s multi-generational and multicultural communities. Assists in engaging residents through multi-media platforms, such as copy/content creation, graphic design/marketing materials, event promotions through resident engagement, and photography.
- Project Administration Intern – Gains exposure to the quality assurance for SPLOST projects, learns how to effectively manage systems to track assets and leverage technology through preventive maintenance, and collaborate with in-house skilled trades and contracted service teams.
- Fiscal Management Clerical Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Assists with the department’s budget process. Updates fiscal management policies in accordance with the County’s expenditure and purchasing policies. Creates accounting spreadsheets for employee funds.
District Attorney’s Office
- Legal Intern – Assists with tasks set by various teams and divisions. Works closely with Outreach team to conduct research and enter data. Assists with summer programs such as the Junior DA & Investigator Mentorship programs. Operates switchboard and phones as needed.
- Administrative Assistant Intern (Must be 16-21 years of age for this assignment) – Assists with various business and human resources related tasks including
- Outreach Assistant Intern (Must be 16-21 years of age for this assignment) – Attends community outreach events answers phone calls and questions from public.
- Administrative Intern (Must be 17-21 years of age for this assignment) – Uses coding, visual analysis, and web content creation skills. Validates delinquent accounts, reviews accounts to validate tax situs, cross references data to eliminate duplicate accounts. Scan documents, sorts incoming correspondence to be routed to proper workflows and data entry.
- Training Academy Administrative Intern – Assists with various administrative tasks at the Training Academy that related to on-boarding, certification tracking, database updates, and composing various lessons and events.
- Fire Inspector Intern – Attends a variety of fire inspections to learn about compliance with state and local mandates.
- Fire Educator Intern -Assists the Community Risk Reduction section’s Fire Education staff with providing fire and life safety educational programs and services to Gwinnett County Residents.
- Public Information Officer (PIO) Intern – Interfaces with the public, media, various agencies, and the private sector to meet incident-related information needs.
- Logistics Intern – Interns will assist with the logistics section to include swapping Fire apparatus, assisting the SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) manager, assisting with Fire Station supply deliveries, ordering and purchasing, and warehouse inventory and control.
- Administrative Intern – Assists with tasks set by various teams and divisions including verifying and entering data, operating phones, scanning and filing documents, other miscellaneous administrative tasks.
- Information Technology Intern(Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Provides technical support to County employees for computer systems and troubleshoots issues encountered by end users.
Planning & Development
- Multi-divisional Intern – Works along side professionals in Code Enforcement, Customer Service, Building Inspections and Building Plan Review, Development Inspections and Development Plan Review. Assists with current and long range planning concerning land development, and gains insight for housing and community development initiatives.
- Police Officer Interns (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Works in the uniform, detectives, crime scene, evidence, 911, training, and community service divisions and observes how GCPD Officers go through their daily duties handling calls for service.
- Administrative Assistant Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – works with Microsoft Office 365, and other programs to create digital files, charts, power points.
- Community Outreach Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – participates in community events, interact with the public and disseminate messages appropriately.
- Public Information Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Uses video production, photography and website coding skills and partner with Public Information Officers to ensure all social media outlets are current and information is accurate and appropriate.
- Food Services Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Prepares a large quantity of meals, and menu items. Assists with line set up and complies with food sanitation standards.
- Deputy Clerk Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Assists the department with creating new cases, updating case information, closing disposed cases, filing disposed cases, and performing a variety of administrative duties.
- Administrative Support Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Provides support and answers case questions in-person and over the phone. Receives sorts and distribute office mail. Performs a variety of administrative duties.
- Fleet Intern – Assists with surplus items by photographing items and placing them on the intranet for sale.
- Solid Waste Intern – Works with staff to promote recycling efforts as part of Tag and Brag recycling audit and education program.
- Operations and Maintenance Intern – Rotates throughout the division learning building operations, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, contract management.
- Resources and Marketing Intern (Must be 18-21 years of age for this assignment) – Will assist with the development of departmental flyers and other various marketing administrative tasks.
- Communications Intern – Works with the Transportation Communications staff to organize photo library, database management and reorganization.
- Construction Clerical Intern – Works with the Transportation Construction staff to digitize records, manage databases, and organize contracts.
- Traffic Safety Intern – Works with Transportation Traffic Safety staff to create GIS maps. Assists with database and asset management.
- Communications Intern – Will learn to write articles adhering to County voice/style, environmental education techniques, and internal and external communication skills. Will assist with planning and executing classes and events.
- Warehouse Intern (Must be 17-21 years of age for this assignment) – Assists with processing and receiving orders, restocking shelves, and basic housekeeping. Will work in both indo…