Youth Education & Employment Resources

Education & Employment Fairs

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.

Indiana Latino Expo Education and Career Fair 2023

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, Indianapolis, IN

Explore colleges, universities, and technical institutions. Connect with companies offering internships and jobs post-graduation. Enjoy educational panels, career insights, and a chance to win amazing raffle prizes including iPads and laptops.

Hiring & Resource Fair

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM 23:00 PM
Location: Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, 2990 West 71st St.

Training & Job Placement Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Project Indy 2023 Youth Employment Initiative

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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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. Application Deadline: April 12, 2023

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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.

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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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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 SGL program is for youth ages 13-18 from 1-4pm Monday - Thursday June 12- July 21st. The program will occur at a farm just South of downtown and a garden in the Riverside neighborhood. This year's program is now closed.

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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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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.  Applications for 2023 have closed.

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Paid Internship @ School

Exploradoor is recruiting high school students who will be a junior or senior during the 2023-2024 school year to work as ambassadors. Ambassadors will serve as a representative of Exploradoor, promoting 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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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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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.  Applications for 2023 have closed.

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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. Unfortunately, they are not holding the Young Grow Getters program in 2023. Stay tuned for information on the 2024 season.

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Freshmen Employment, Internship & Fellowship Programs 

Indiana Latino Institute ( ILI)  secures community partners to host students. Programs include real-world experience as well as professional development. ILI provides students with a scholarship upon completion of the program.  Applications for 2023 have closed.

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Seasonal Positions, Internship Opportunities

Indiana State Museum is seeking Summer Camp Counselors (Full-Time & Part-Time) to assist 1st-8th grade summer camps within the Programs and Education Engagement department. This position will work Monday through Friday from, June 5, 2023– June 30, 2023 and July 10, 2023-July 28, 2023.  The hourly pay is $16.24.

We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities for college students at all levels of study and in many different disciplines.

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Seasonal Positions, Part-Time Positions, Full-Time Positions

Searching for a wild job opportunity? Join our team of Animals Keepers, Camp Counselors, Gardeners, Sales Representatives & Security Officers and help inspire a new generation of zookeepers & nature lovers!

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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. Applications for 2023 have closed.

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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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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! Registration for Summer Camp 2023 is closed.

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Join the Indy Parks Team

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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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 12 - JULY 21, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Applications for 2023 have closed.

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Apprenticeships are available for young adults ages 17-24 who live within a mile of Tarkington Park. Participants earn a small stipend while learning technology skills in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, including music production, recording and engineering, graphic design, photography, videography, and much more. In addition, youth gain job readiness skills, conflict resolution, financial literacy and are linked to professionals in various technology fields for networking and mentorship. The program currently has a waiting list.

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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 for this year are closed.

The Urban Naturalist program at KIB works to naturalize, preserve, and maintain the urban ecosystems in Indianapolis. Applications for this year are closed.

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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. The Fellowship will consist of in-person and virtual sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from July 11, 2023 – July 27, 2023. Applicants must be Marion County residents, between 14 - 18 years old.  Applications for 2023 have closed.

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Youth Grow Indy

Youth Grow Indy is a youth development program for youth aged 13-17 from Marion County. For seven weeks in the summer (June 5th- July 29th with a week off for Independence Day), 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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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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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 clean outs and more. Applications closed.

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Health Careers Opportunities Programs (HCOP) 

Hoosier Health Academy is a 6-week (JUNE 11-JULY 21) academic program for Marion County high school students with an interest in the healthcare field. Upon completion of the program, the selected participants will receive a $1200 stipend.  Hoosier Health Academy is no longer accepting applications.

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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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Work at the YMCA

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.