STEP-UP Chattanooga presents opportunities to give back to our community by mentoring a young person and narrowing our workforce and educational achievement gaps. Expand your talent pipeline by introducing dynamic, diverse youth to your industry.
Benefits of hiring STEP-UP Interns
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 gain access to a well-trained pipeline of diverse employees.
Our interns will bring energy and creativity to your workplace. Some employers hired our interns beyond their internships as part-time employees.
Your staff will appreciate the extra help and opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a young person.
A meaningful summer job inspires the pursuit of education and career goals and helps young people earn money for themselves and their families.
Your company and your supervisors will receive support from our STEP-UP team members. We'll equip you with the tools you need for a productive & engaging summer.
How STEP-UP Works
PLEDGE TO HIRE
JOB DESCRIPTION & WORKSITE AGREEMENT
Employers identify potential summer work opportunities within their companies. Complete & submit a form for each different internship position at your organization.
Students are nominated by Hamilton County Schools counselors/college and career advisors to apply to STEP-UP Chattanooga. Interns receive work-readiness training in preparation to interview for internships at your company.
INTERN SUPERVISOR & HUMAN RESOURCES ORIENTATION
Our staff works closely with your company/organization to match the skills and interests of our interns with your organization's specific needs. We provide ongoing support to interns and supervisors to ensure success.
Employers interview the intern candidates and make the final hiring decision. We'll provide more candidates, if needed.
Internships typically run
6 - 8 weeks, at least 20 hours per week but you can customize the experience. Interns are paid at least minimum wage.
Come celebrate with hundreds of STEP-UP interns, supervisors, & community leaders for successful summer.
Our STEP-UP Chattanooga employer brochure and toolkit provide detailed information about our program and how to participate. You can also find other necessary program documents here.
For more information on becoming a STEP-UP Employer
contact Dr. Jeff Rector at 648-4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org