Helena area

Summer Jobs Program

A collaborative project among


Learn more about and apply to become a Host Employer for HSJP Summer 2021.


Learn more about and apply to join HSJP as a Summer 2021 Student Participant.


Learn more about the HSJP and why your student should consider participating.


Learn more about and apply to join HSJP as a mentor for Summer 2021.


HSJP focuses on developing life and work skills that are necessary for success in the workplace, exposing area youth to potential career pathways, and connecting youth with mentors. The program expands access to high quality summer work experiences for high school students and recent graduates of Lewis & Clark and Broadwater Counties. Participating area businesses and community organizations help strengthen the local economy by connecting youth to meaningful work experiences.


About Our Program

HSJP participants are motivated high school age youth and recent graduates (16-19 years old) seeking career exploration or employment opportunities. The program connects youth with summer job or internship opportunities. Participating employers agree to provide a paid position in a safe, productive work environment and student participants agree to prioritize their work experience during this window. The HSJP program will provide student participants with (1) a work skills training that will establish fundamental work practices that lead to success in the workplace, and (2) a local mentor who will, through regular meetings, help the student reflect on their work experiences and explore career options.

HSJP Specifics:

  • HSJP placements run from early June to mid-August. During this timeframe, HSJP requires students to prioritize their HSJP position for at least six weeks.

  • Students will average at least 25 hours/week for a minimum of 150 hours. Some students will work full-time and some will work part-time, depending on employer's need.

  • Students will be paid a minimum rate of $9.00 per hour.

  • Students will attend a paid foundational work skills training workshop before the summer.

  • Students will meet with a mentor at least 5 times during the summer.

  • HSJP cannot guarantee internship or job placement, due to applicant availability or qualifications.


Applying youth must:

  • Have a current photo ID and a Social Security number.

  • Be 16-19 years old (for priority placement).

  • Successfully pass a drug screening and background check, if required by their host employer.

  • Have transportation to the job site.

To apply, students will:

  • Complete an online application.

  • Submit a resume.

  • Complete an HSJP interview.


American Jobs for America’s Youth
P.O. Box 923 • Helena, Montana 59624​



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