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Opportunity Summer is a paid summer internship program that matches youth in suburban Cook County with career exploration internships. The seven-week program runs from Monday, June 13 to Friday, August 12, 2022, providing residents ages 16-24 with internships paying $15 an hour, 25 hours a week. The program aims to serve 200 suburban Cook County youth, providing them foundational skills training and career exposure through internship opportunities in their communities. Youth ages 16-24 are eligible and will gain paid work experience in a variety of sectors, including Manufacturing; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics; Healthcare; Information Technology (IT); and Hospitality and Tourism. In addition, several County agencies including the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) and the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management’s Department of Facilities Management will participate in the program as employers.

The internship program is part of the County’s Career Connector Program, which is funded by a $15 million investment by the County, using dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act, for programs and services provided by the Partnership. The Partnership, the designated administrative agency for Chicago and Cook County’s federally funded public workforce system, the largest in the nation, will administer this program. The Program will serve Suburban Cook County residents and businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

This application includes multiple screens and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

 

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