This summer, the City of Salisbury welcomed its seventh year of Summer Youth Employees. The Summer Youth Employment program provides a six-week employment opportunity, designed to give high school and college students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed post-graduation. Those selected as summer youth employees spend time in different city departments such as IT, Planning, Parks & Rec, Communications, Transit, and more.
First time intern, Asantwa Smith, said she learned about the opportunity through an advertisement posted at Salisbury Transit.
When asked about what she enjoyed as a summer youth employee, Asantwa replied, “My favorite thing about interning with the City of Salisbury is the fact that I get to learn more about different departments within the city. I also received a better understanding of everything that takes place behind the scenes.”
While the experience had a lot of “up’s” Asantwa said the one thing she found challenging is accepting that the program is coming to an end. “I found myself realizing everything I accomplished throughout the six weeks and how amazing it all was. I would absolutely participate in the Summer Youth Employment program for a second summer.
The Summer Youth Employment Program is a great way to gain work experience, make valuable connections, and get involved in the community. For more information on next year’s summer internship opportunities, visit salisburync.gov/HumanResources in early spring of 2020.