By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Applications are now being accepted for the next session of DeKalb County’s virtual career academy.
There are 750 summer internships available for local youngsters — and they’re paid positions. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult for DeKalb County youth to find summer jobs and internships,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond said in a news release. “Again, this year, DeKalb County will fill this training and financial gap by offering our summer jobs program as a virtual career academy.”
Applications can be submitted at dekalbcountyga.gov/careeracademy. The application period closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
DeKalb residents between 14 and 24 years old are eligible to apply for the five-week program, which will run June 7 through July 9. Due to anticipated high demand, participants will be selected through a lottery system.
Participants will learn job readiness skills, receive academic counseling and more while being paid $9 an hour.
The program is a collaboration between the county, the DeKalb school district, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, WorkSource DeKalb and other community resource agencies.
For more information, contact Desjané Venable at email@example.com or 404-687-3400.