Education & Employment Fairs

Employment Fair

Date: Tuesday, Feb 20
Time: 12 pm - 3 pm
Location: Edna Martin Christian Center, 2605 E 25th St
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2nd Annual Summer Programs & Resource Fair

Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 10:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Arsenal Tech
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Congressman André Carson's 2024 Youth Opportunities Fair

Date: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Location: Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center

Wednesdays @ WorkOne

WorkOne Indy is hosting in-person Wednesdays @ WorkOne hiring events. Each Wednesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm EST, twenty local hiring employers will be present to meet one-on-one with job seekers. Follow @WorkOneIndy on Facebook for weekly updates on which local employers will be participating.

Training & Job Placement Opportunities

Modern Apprenticeship Program

The Modern Apprenticeship Program is a three-year program designed to prepare Marion County high school students for the workforce.

  • Get Paid
  • Earn College Credits/Certification 
  • Gain Hands-On Experience 
  • Discover New Career Options 
  • Build Your Professional Network

If you are interested, please visit https://employindy.org/.

Exploradoor is an online service for teens to connect with programs and experiences, including internships, that can help them better prepare for life. Exploradoor.com is a free resource that simplifies outreach and connectivity among teens, their families, schools and program providers. With program information consolidated into one searchable platform, Exploradoor.com strives to improve teen engagement and preparedness so that they are more informed and confident about their choices after high school.

Employment Opportunities

Project Indy

Are you an Indianapolis-area youth, age 16-24, looking for a job? Sign up for Project Indy and get access to nearby Indianapolis employers with great jobs. Signing up takes just a few minutes. 

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American Chemical Society Project SEED

Project SEED provides selected grades 10-12 students the opportunity to explore a career in science and be involved in research at industries and universities. Students qualify if their family income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines per household.

Student applications will OPEN in February 2024.

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Broadway United Methodist Church Jr. Counselors

Kindergarten - 6th Grade Campers attend Marrott Park (7350 N. College) each day from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 7th-12th Graders may serve as Jr. Counselors during the week.

For more information, email info@broadwayumc.org.

CAFE Summer Teen Employment Camp

The Teen Employment Camp is a paid six-week career and leadership development camp for Far Eastside students ages 15 - 18. The program is designed to give participants internship experience in a career of their interests by working half days and then returning to CAFE in the afternoon for workshops and training. The summer teen employment camp also includes guest speakers and college tours. Students will earn a weekly stipend for their time and commitment to the program. Interested candidates must be enrolled in high school, a far eastside resident, complete an application by the deadline, and participate in an interview process.

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Earth Charter Indiana School Garden Liaison

This is a paid youth leadership, wellness and growing program created by Earth Charter Indiana in collaboration with Tru Colors Indy and Kheprw Institute. The program will occur at a farm just South of downtown and a garden in the Riverside neighborhood. 

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Edna Martin Christian Center Year Round & Summer Employment

YEAR ROUND: Teen Mentor Program open to youth ages 15-18 is a paid mentorship position where you will work with our elementary and middle age students helping to lead educational and recreational activities.

SUMMER: Summer Youth Employment Mentors help lead camp activities and chaperone overnight trips. For youth ages 15-18 who achieve 21st Century Scholar academic requirements.

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Eskenazi Health VolunTEEN Summer Program

The VolunTEEN program provides Indianapolis teens with the opportunity to explore careers in health care. Along with getting an in-depth view of a day in the life of a variety of professions, participants also discuss educational requirements, networking opportunities and goal-setting.

The program is available for teenagers 14 - 19 years old. The application will be available beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024.

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Internships

  • All internships are unpaid. Interns are reimbursed for mileage but are otherwise responsible for all living costs.
  • Internship commitments vary but preference will be given to applicants available for a minimum of 16 hours per week for 10 weeks or more.
  • If you have any questions, contact Jericho Jones, Volunteer Coordinator, at jjones@exodusrefugee.org.
  • Please note that final program placement will be determined by Exodus staff.

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Paid Internship @ School

Exploradoor is recruiting high school students who will be a junior or senior next year to work as ambassadors. Ambassadors will serve as a representative of Exploradoor, promoting Exploradoor.com and featured programs to other students at their school. Ambassadors will work each week to share information in various ways with students, teachers, parents, and counselors.

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Felege Hiywot Employment-Based STEAM Camp

The STEAM Farm camp is an employment-based youth development program for upcoming 9th – 12th-grade students from Marion and surrounding counties to work together learning how to manage and work on an urban farming plot. This youth-led initiative provides learning opportunities, implementation of real-world life and business principles, service to the community, and an outlet for local agriculture. 

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Freewheelin’ Youth Education And Employment Training (YEET) Program

Youth between the ages of 14 and 18  can apply to work at Freewheelin’ Community Bikes through their paid Youth Education and Employment Training (YEET) Program. For most youth, it’s a first job that helps them prepare for a successful future while providing vital services to Freewheelin’ participants and customers.

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Groundwork Indy Summer Green Team

The Green Team program offers part-time paid positions for middle and high school students, ages 14–18, from Indianapolis, IN to participate in hands-on improvement projects throughout the Northwest Area, to help lead local environmental initiatives, learn more about local food and nutrition through urban farming, to work on various service projects. 

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Growing Places Indy Young Grow Getters

Young Grow Getters is a paid, six-week intensive hands-on youth agriculture program led by industry professionals in sustainable farming, culinary arts, food production, and technology, offering real-world experience and career-readiness skills. Growing Places Indy will teach students vital aspects of urban agriculture through a robust and engaging curriculum.

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Indiana Latino Institute Internship Programming

Indiana Latino Institute Internship Programming is designed to expose Latino college students to careers in their specific fields of study. Selected individuals spend 125-400 hours working at their internship site and completing assignments to enhance their internship learning experience. Interns receive professional development prior to beginning their internship, support from ILI staff throughout their work, and a scholarship for completing the program requirements.

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Indiana State House & Senate Internships

The Indiana State House & Senate offer paid internships to recent and current college undergraduates as well as graduate students. Interns work directly with Indiana legislators at the Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge of state government through active participation in the legislative process.

Indiana State Museum

Indiana State Museum offers a wide variety of seasonal positions and internship opportunities for students.

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Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Summer Research Program, Future Scientist Program

IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has summer science programs, providing the opportunity to spend eight weeks on a research project under the mentorship of a university researcher.

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Indiana University SPAN Division Nanotechnology Experience for Students and Teachers (NEST) - for Students

NEST is a two-week summer camp program that provides a unique opportunity for high school students to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI. This program is open to students in grades 9–12 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students can earn 1 college credit hour in engineering and technology or science. A stipend is available to students accepted to the program. 

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Indianapolis Zoo

Searching for a wild job opportunity? Join the Indianapolis Zoo team of animal keepers, camp counselors, gardeners, sales representatives & security officers and help inspire a new generation of zookeepers & nature lovers!

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Indy Parks and Recreation

Indy Parks and Recreation is hiring for several full- and part-time positions. Summer job applications are now open. Lifeguards start at $15/hr, Pool Managers start at $16.50, and Camp Counselors start at $14/hr.

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IndyHumane Summer Youth Camp Staff

Are you between the ages of 16-21 years old and looking for a summer job? Do you have a knack for energizing others and mentoring younger students? Are you a multi-tasker who can work with kids and animals? IndyHumane may have a position for you!

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John Boner Neighborhood Center PACT Employment Program

The Preparing, Achieving and Caring for Tomorrow Program (PACT) offers high school youth the opportunity to work as a paid junior counselor at our EDGE Summer Camp! The EDGE Summer Camp runs June through July.

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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Youth Tree Team, Urban Naturalists

The Youth Tree Team helps our city's trees grow! YTT is a seven-week summer job for high school students and college-age leaders who are interested in improving their community through tree care and gaining leadership experience. Work season runs June through July. Applications are due by April 1.

The Urban Naturalist program at KIB works to naturalize, preserve, and maintain the urban ecosystems in Indianapolis. Applications are due by March 11.

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MLK Center Indy Youth Programs

MLK Center Indy offers opportunities for community members aged 14-24. Participants earn a small stipend while learning job readiness skills, conflict resolution, financial literacy, and networking.

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Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Youth Violence Prevention Fellowship

This is a unique opportunity for young people to learn how they can help reduce youth involvement in the criminal justice system and develop their own ideas and solutions to this issue. Applicants must be Marion County residents, between 14 - 18 years old.

If you have questions about this opportunity, contact: ⁠Jake Brosius, Director of Youth Programming, at⁠ ⁠Jake.Brosius@indy.gov.

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Soul Food Project Youth Grow Indy

Youth Grow Indy is a youth development program for youth aged 14-17 from Marion County. Through the 6 week program (June 11 - July 25 2024), participating youth work together to manage urban farming plots. This youth-led initiative provides experiential learning opportunities, employability training, implementation of real-world life and business principles, service to the community, and an outlet for local agriculture.

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The STEM Connection Summer Internship

The STEM Connection (TSC) is looking for a qualified young adult, age 18-22, to join our team as a paid intern. TSC offers experiential STEM programming to children in person and virtually. TSC works with schools, families, and other nonprofits to provide award-winning, relevant services that empower and impact children for today and tomorrow.

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TeenWorks Summer Program

TeenWorks offers teens summer employment that expands their horizons and helps them take a first step into the adult world. Working in groups of 10-12 under the guidance of a TeenWorks seasonal supervisor, teens work at nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis. Their responsibilities include community farming, park beautification, school cleanouts, and more. Applications are now open!

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Work and Learn Experiences

Work and Learn Indiana connects youth with thousands of Indiana organizations across the state. Currently showcasing 180 work-based learning experiences, Work and Learn Indiana makes it easy to search and apply for work-based learning opportunities all in one place.

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YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is hiring with some positions starting at the age of 14. You will receive on-site training, a free individual membership, a flexible schedule, and so much more.

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Workforce Development & Services

Employment resources around resumes, interviews, and job search.