NORFOLK, Va. – Need a job for the summer? Want to do something besides flipping burgers in the heat? Norfolk city officials said they are hiring more than 200 students from June to August to work in different government departments.
It’s called the 2015 Norfolk Emerging Leaders program. High schoolers will compete for 200 jobs in the emerging leaders position, and graduate and undergraduates will apply for 12 jobs in the executive internship. The opportunities are paid and 40 hours a week.
In the emerging leaders portion, students must be Norfolk residents and between the ages 16 and 19. They will be placed throughout the city’s department based on future career interest. The city’s website states that more than 20 departments are participating. It runs from June 29 to Aug. 14.
The executive internship is project-based and students are placed in departments to develop initiatives in two of the city’s priorities: lifelong learning and workforce development. Students must be at an accredited school and at the junior level or higher. the internship is from June 8 to Aug. 14.
City manager Marcus Jones said that since the beginning NEL has had almost 900 students go through the program. It is directed by the Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space.
The last day to apply is Feb. 28.