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Apply for a Youth Job

Get Involved – Apply for our Career Exploration Program or a Summer Job

Applications are now open to all St. Louis City residents age 16-24. Please begin an application for address verification and a Job Coach will contact you to complete the process.

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 summer programs to youth ages 15-24 residing in certain areas of St. Louis city and north St. Louis county. 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

  • Ages 15 (by June 1, 2021) or ages 16-24 (by date of application)
  • Address verification is required. Click on the application to see all eligible neighborhoods/municipalities and enter your address for verification.
  • 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 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

Apply Today!

Career Exploration & Summer Jobs

  • If you are a youth, ages 16-24, click the button below to apply.
    • For 15-year-olds, our application is currently closed for the Discover You program. Please apply again next year.
  • All youth complete the same application to be filtered to the program that best suits you interests and eligibility.


Find what suits you

    • Career exploration, job shadowing, and money management skill-building. Age 15 (by June 1, 2021).
  • Summer Work Experience (SWE)
    • Job readiness training, financial literacy training, and a summer job based on your interests and abilities. Ages 16-24.
  • Career Accelerator Program (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.