Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program provides quality summer experiences that build a pipeline to career opportunities for local youth ages 13-24. The focus of the summer employment program is to expose participants to careers of interest with the intention of creating a career ready workforce. Youth will earn while they gain experience to define their career goals.

2024 Programs

Through deliberate program design, cross-sector collaborations and strategic incentives, the 2024 City of New Orleans Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program will host three distinct programs, and NORD will host one:

Traditional ($15.00/hr)

Youth will be engaged in a friendly work environment to learn about the responsibilities of work

  • Ages: 16-24
  • 2024 Dates: June 3rd – July 12th

Junior Camp Counselors – (Ages 18-24) Youth who are interested in working as Summer Camp Counselors at various New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) camp facilities.

Apply for Traditional
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Intern NOLA ($16.27/hr)

College students are provided with opportunities that are closely aligned with their program of study and academic major. Interns are expected to perform at a higher level to complete projects without direct supervision. Applicants must pass a drug test, submit resume and interview for consideration to this program.

  • Ages: 18-24
  • 2024 Dates: June 3rd – July 12th

Apply for Intern NOLA
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Work & Learn ($15.00/hr)

Youth will be provided with fundamental support to prepare for college entrance through the University of New Orleans Upward Bound Program. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

  • Ages: 16-24
  • 2024 Dates: June 3rd – July 12th

Apply for Work & Learn
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NORD Teen Career Camps

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD) offers NORD Teen Career Camps allowing teens to gain valuable experience and explore careers. Breakfast, lunch, and field trips are provided. Participants earn a stipend of $75 per week over a six-week period.

  • Ages: 13-15
  • 2024 Dates: June 3rd – July 12th

Apply for NORD Career Camp
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  • The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 22nd, 2024.
  • You may only submit one application for MSYEP.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be offered a summer experience.
  • If you have further questions about the MSYEP, contact the MSYEP Staff at 504-658-4568 or via email at msyep@nola.gov.

2024 Brochure

The brochure includes important information about the program as well as a checklist of required documents needed to complete you application during the in-person appointment.

Download the 2024 brochure