The Learn and Earn Internship is a program that allows qualified seniors to participate in a paid internship facilitated by STL Youth Jobs in partnership with St. Louis Public Schools. Participants will apply to the program during the first semester of their senior year. Once accepted, seniors will be placed in a variety of internships based on their unique interests and skill sets. Internship opportunities range from local, small businesses to large, international Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit and government organizations.
The goal of Learn and Earn is to reimagine the senior year for students and equip them with the skills and experiences necessary to thrive in the 21st century. Through participation in the program, interns will complete financial literacy and job readiness training as well as build a strong resume experience for entry into college or directly into the workforce.
In order to be successful in the program, all interns must maintain a C or better GPA in all academic classes they are enrolled in during the last semester of their senior year. School counselors, job coaches and mentors will support students before, during and after the completion of the internship to guarantee a positive outcome.
Any interested seniors must complete the Initial Interest Form and notify their school counselor to check for academic eligibility based on transcripts. Once cleared, qualifying seniors will receive an application to the program from STL Youth Jobs.
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For the Initial Interest Form: Learn and Earn Interest Form
- Qualify academically as determined by a school counselor and administrator
- Complete an online application for the program
- Agree to and sign the internship contract
- Be willing to complete the pre-internship requirements, including job readiness training and financial literacy training
Students will be responsible for:
- Maintaining current academic coursework at school site
- Adhering to the professional expectations of the host internship site
- Effectively communicating with school counselor, job coach, and site supervisor
For information about the program for students and families, please contact the school counselor where the student will attend high school for the senior year.
For information about the program for school leaders, community members, and businesses, please contact:
Dr. Joshua Henning
Administrator of Learn and Earn
801 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
For information on how to become an organization that hosts interns, please contact:
Jerica Robinson, MSW
STL Youth Jobs
Director of Partnerships & Impact
Phone: 314-499-8176 ext. 2