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Apply for a Youth Job

Get Involved – Apply for paid work experience

OPENING SOON – The application for all summer pathways!

We believe you have incredible potential and that the future of our workforce and our region depends on you. We believe your dreams matter, and that your future is bright. We want to support you to define viable careers, gain valuable experience, get the training you need, and contribute to your community and family.

We currently offer various programs to youth ages 14-24 throughout the year. Each program is targeted at specific youth and has various requirements for eligibility, including address verification.

What You’ll Need to Apply

Double-check the mandatory requirements before you begin

  • For summer programming: Age 14 by June 6th through age 24 by the date of application
  • For Learn & Earn (SPRING only): must be a high school senior enrolled in a St. Louis Public School (must have the access code provided by your school)
  • Address verification is required (for summer only). We prioritize these communities.
  • Required application items:
      • Social security number
      • Valid email address you check often
      • Resume (CAP applicants only)
      • Personal essay (CAP applicants only)
      • Letter of recommendation (CAP and Discover You applicants only)
      • Transcript (CAP applicants only)
  • After submitting an application, an STL Youth Jobs representative will contact you for an intake. During the intake, youth must present ALL of the following documentation:
      • Birth certificate OR social security card
      • Photo ID (school ID, driver’s license, etc.)
      • If your photo ID does not have your current address, you must show proof of your home address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
      • Family income document

Our Pathways

Paid Job Opportunities

  • Summer Pathways – applications open soon for:
    • Discover You (14 & 15-year-olds)
    • Career Accelerator Program (18 to 24-year-olds, program alumni)
    • Summer Work Experience (16 to 24 -year-olds)
  • Spring Pathway – Applications are now closed and reopen in the fall:
    • Learn & Earn Internship Program (SLPS seniors only) – Spring Semester (includes CTE students)

Learn More

Find what suits you

  • Discover You
    • Career exploration, job shadowing, and money management skill-building. Ages 14 & 15. Age 14 by June 6th.
  • Summer Work Experience
    • Job readiness training, financial literacy training, and a summer job based on your interests and abilities. Ages 16-24.
  • Career Accelerator Pathway (CAP)
    • Job readiness training, financial literacy training, and professional work experience directly related to career interests and goals. Ages 18-24, for program alumni, enrolled in post-secondary education.
  • Learn & Earn Internship Program (SLPS Seniors Only)
    • For eligible St. Louis Public Schools high school seniors. Provides paid spring internships, mentorships and assistance with solidifying their post high school college and career plans. Includes CTE students.
Visit our Youth FAQs to learn more about our application process, timeline, intakes, job placements, and more about the program. If you still have questions, please email us and staff will respond within 24 hours.