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