Paid internships will help students develop leadership skills and promote youth engagement.

The City of Boulder is now accepting applications for the Youth Opportunities Internship Program. Applications are open until filled.

The internships are part of the city’s Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) which promotes youth civic engagement and leadership development, organizes community events and provides youth perspective and recommendations on city and community projects, issues and initiatives.

Internship opportunities are open to students attending high school and residing in the City of Boulder who will be entering their junior or senior year in fall 2023. During this six-week paid summer internship, interns will be matched with a city department to gain experience in city government.

Internship opportunities include:

Interns must commit to working 20 hours a week for six weeks from June through July 2023. Specific schedules will depend on each intern’s departmental placement and off-site group activities.

In addition to supporting their assigned department, interns will take part in career readiness sessions hosted by YOP staff where they will develop and enhance professional skills that will help them succeed in their post and in future endeavors.

Learn more and find application information on the city’s website.