WorkReady Internship Program
Help make a difference in the life of local Philadelphia youth this summer through the WorkReady Internship Program. This summer's program will run from July 6th through August 14th.
What is WorkReady?
WorkReady Philadelphia is a cross-sector partnership, managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network, dedicated to improving the economic outcomes of the region’s youth. WorkReady summer programming provides thousands of young people with career preparation opportunities designed to enhance their understanding and mastery of skills needed to become active and productive citizens. The program is critical to increasing the high school graduation rate, preparing the next generation of Philadelphians for the workforce and ensuring that the region’s economy continues to grow and thrive.
Always a strong supporter of Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady Summer Internship Program, Drexel will again partner with PYN for summer 2015.
Why participate in WorkReady?
This is an extraordinary opportunity to participate in building the confidence of youth, promoting economic self-sufficiency, stimulating learning, and strengthening our community and our university as a whole. The university will again partner with the Philadelphia Youth Network, in response to mayor Michael Nutter’s 2015 summer jobs challenge, in the effort to provide city youth with real world experience and create a more capable workforce for the future.
What are the program details?
High school students are eligible to participate in the six week program which runs from July 6th to August 14th. Interns will work at Drexel 20 hours a week, Mondays through Thursdays and attend Professional Development Seminars each Friday. Interns are required to successfully complete pre-employment and workplace expectation seminars, are pre-screened, and prepared to be productive. Departments will have the opportunity to interview potential candidates on campus. For additional details please visit the official WorkReady site.
What will it cost my department to have an intern?
Through generous commitments from the Office of University and Community Partnerships and the Office of the Executive VP, Treasurer & CFO, departments are able to hire interns at 50% of the total cost. Hiring a WorkReady intern will total $850 for the duration of the summer program. Each intern will make $8.00/hour.
How is Payroll processed?
Interns will be paid on Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN) Payroll and Drexel will be charged for the students after July 1st, 2014.
I'd like to work with a student but need some additional support. What do you offer?
Philadelphia Youth Network will provide training sessions for managers on Drexel’s campus. The same trainings will also be made available online. PYN provides a worksite toolkit that holds endless resources on activities for interns, goal setting guidelines and suggestions for providing feedback, just to name a few.
Additionally, the Drexel Human Resources WorkReady Committee is able to answer common questions regarding managing interns.
Still not sure? Let's talk about it!
Contact Courtney Price, Specialist, Workforce Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to make the program work for you.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Administrative Business Services
Dragon Card Office
Event and Conference Services
Health & Safety
Information Resources and Technology
College of Medicine
Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership
Operations and Advising
School of Biomedical Science and Professional Studies
Drexel University Online
Office of Government and Community Relations
Office of Government and Community Relations
Office of the President
Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
Office of the Provost
AJ Drexel Autism Institute
Applied Informatics Group
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Engineering
College of Nursing & Health Professions
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
School of Public Health
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Thank you to the Drexel University Colleges and Departments who participated in the WorkReady Summer Internship Program in 2014! With your help, we were able to make a positive impact in the lives of dozens of Philadelphia youth.
With your support, we were able to:
Hire 56 High School Interns at Drexel Universtiy
Provide over 5,900 working hours for participating interns
Hire over 80% of our intern cohort from local West Philadelphia neighborhoods