Become an Employer
STEP-UP Chattanooga connects businesses with the next generation of talented and diverse workers, provides critical job training and hands-on experience for young people, and builds a stronger workforce for our knowledge-based global economy. STEP-UP Chattanooga employers provide summer internships for 6-8 weeks at least 20 hours per week. Our 2019 internship program dates are June 3 to August 9, but are flexible to meet your needs. Interns will earn an hourly wage of at least $7.25 per hour.
Hiring STEP-UP interns will benefit :
STEP-UP Chattanooga recruits talented and highly-motivated youth and trains them with the requisite skills that enable them to positively contribute to your organization. Your business will demonstrate community leadership and diversify its workforce by becoming a STEP-UP Chattanooga employer. Your staff will also appreciate the extra help and opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a young person. Our interns will bring energy and creativity to your workplace.
A meaningful summer job provides new skills and opportunities, inspiring the pursuit of education and career goals.
Employing Chattanooga youth is a powerful investment in our region’s vitality and future workforce. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak explains the impact STEP-UP had on his city and how it can impact ours.
How does the STEP-UP Chattanooga program work?
STEP-UP Chattanooga employers provide summer internships for 6-8 weeks at least 20 hours per week.
Employers identify potential summer work opportunities within their companies.
Students are nominated by HCDE school counselors & college & career advisors to apply to STEP-UP Chattanooga.
All interns receive work readiness training which includes sessions such as Navigating the Workplace, Teamwork, Interpersonal Communication, and Critical Thinking.
Our staff works closely with you to match the skills and interest of our interns with your organization's specific needs in order to provide support and ensure success.
Employers interview the youth candidates and make the final hiring decision.
STEP-UP Chattanooga staff provides ongoing support to interns and supervisors to ensure success.
Let us contact you about STEP-UP Chattanooga!