About YouthForce Internships

The long-term goal of YouthForce NOLA is to facilitate connections for New Orleans youth to long-term employment opportunities in growing local industries.

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The YouthForce NOLA Internship program (YFI) provides a paid internship experience and exposure to the soft skills needed for success in high school, college, and the world of work. YFI is a competitive internship program for high school seniors at YouthForce NOLA partner schools focused on career pathways in three high-wage, high-demand regional industry clusters:

  • Bio & health sciences (including bioinnovation and medical professions)
  • Digital media/IT (including programming and development, networking, and visual design)
  • Skilled crafts (including architecture, construction, water management, and engineering)

Students participate in 60 hours of paid professionalism training, followed by their 90 hour placement ​with an employer in our targeted industries.

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YouthForce Internship Program