WorkReady Internship Program
Drexel is joining Mayor Nutter in his 10,000 summer jobs challenge!
Always a strong support of Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady Summer Internship Program, Drexel has increased its level of commitment significantly for summer 2013. President Fry has established a goal of hiring 50 students and reinforced his support by pledging to fund 50% of each internship slot.
What are the program details?
Youth ages 14-21 are eligible to participate in the program which runs from July 1st to August 9th. Interns will work 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 WorkReady site.
What will it cost my department to have an intern?
President Fry’s 50% commitment allows departments to hire an intern for $834. The 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, 2013.
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.
Still not sure? Let's talk about it!
Contact Sarah Steltz, Manager, Workforce Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to make the program work for you.
Sold? Please complete the Online Summer Intern Request Form. After signing up, you will receive follow-up information containing dates for training and student interview.
Frequently Asked Questions