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This program provides summer opportunities for youth-interns to develop competence and confidence as well as workplace skills in one of the top career oriented positions in the industry today. Interns will be exposed to career awareness and exploration while developing their career plans and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Interns will interact with positive, successful adult role models to provide guidance in setting and achieving goals. This program will help interns develop good work habits, build job skills, build confidence and self-worth, and strengthen communication skills.

Interns are placed and monitored at assigned work sites and are expected to work 20 hours a week for a six week period. Interns are paid a stipend of $7.25 an hour.

**Registration Starting: March 9, 2020**

Employers and Organizations

JOVEN is requesting your assistance to become a worksite to make positive changes in the lives of our teens.

By participating in this program you will:

  • will provide a notable and invaluable experience
  • will teach teens/interns responsibility and importance of higher education
  • model professional etiquette and ethics

Is your business or organization interested in becoming a worksite? All at no cost to you, interns are paid a stipend directly from JOVEN.  Parent/guardian is required to complete a Waiver of Liability releasing assigned worksites from any liability for the duration of the program.

Please contact our main office at 924-0330 x224, to request an Employer Interest Request Form.

Who We Serve

Youth between the ages 14-17 who reside in one of the following Districts:
*Edgewood ISD
*Harlandale ISD
*Northside ISD
*San Antonio ISD
*South San ISD
*Southside ISD
*Southwest ISD

*Note: Youth must not turn 18 between program dates of: June 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020

You can find the School District listed under Board Managers/School Board.


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Important Program Dates

Unpaid training: June 8, 9, and 10, 2020 (after accepted)
(must be present for 3 days of orientation)

Work Weeks Start: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
(with no interruptions-six weeks)

Documents Required

*Application Packet (completed by youth and parent)
*Youth’s Valid Texas ID
*Youth’s Social Security Card
*Youth’s Birth Certificate
*Youth’s Current Report Card
*Parent’s Current CPS Bill/SAWS Bill
*Parent’s Current Tax Return
*Parent’s W2’s/1099 that was submitted with Tax Return
*Parent’s SSD/SSI Current Award Letter, Child Support, TANF, etc.
*Guardianship Court Ordered Paperwork if applicable

After Youth is Accepted into the Program:
*Submit bank direct deposit form for checking and savings account from Youth
*Youths Report Card-Current/Promotion/Retention

How to Enroll

Submit in person with all required documents at 507 E. Mayfield Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78214
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  *Applications are not accepted after 5:00 pm.

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Program Requirements


Supported by the Department of Human Services, City of San Antonio