Summer Youth Employment Program


A RochesterWorks’ Summer Youth Employment Initiative for Teens Ages 15 – 18

July 5 – August 12, 2022

Learn more & apply:

Significant Dates

  • May 31: Application deadline
  • June 6: In-person orientation at RochesterWorks’ payroll vendor
  • June 25, 10 am – 12:30 pm pm (with option to stay for lunch): Youth Education Orientation at Writers & Books
  • July 5 – August 12: Dates of Employment

Participant Eligibility

  • Be 15 – 18 years of age
  • Meet RochesterWorks’ guidelines
  • Access to pc, mac, or tablet
  • Masking indoors

Position Description

Position Title: Junior Apprentice
Responsible to: Youth Education Associate
Classification/Type: Part‐time: 20 hours/week (120 HOURS), Non‐Exempt
Wage: $13.20/Hour
Hours: Weekdays, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Role Description: Participate in job training workshops and literary arts enrichment sessions with Storyteller in Residence Almeta Whitis, inclusive of field trips to local arts‐and‐culture sites. Independently complete assignments between workshops. Intern in one of four Writers & Books departments to practice newly acquired skills and learn others.

Job Skills Workshops: Financial and computer literacy, sexual harassment training, graphic design, resume building, research, expository and creative writing, discussion

Literary Arts Enrichment: Weekly 3-hour creativity workshops

Internship in one of four Writers & Books’ Departments: Youth Education, Adult Programs, Marketing, Development


    • Strong interest in reading, writing, and the arts
    • Reliability, flexibility, patience, curiosity, ability to work independently and in a team