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Helena Area Summer Jobs Program
helps students develop work skills,
explore career options,
and connect with a mentor
A collaborative project among
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Generously funded in part by:
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Learn more about and apply to become a Host Employer for HSJP Summer 2022.


Learn more about and apply to join HSJP as a Summer 2022 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 2022.

About Our Program

The Helena Area Summer Jobs Program (HSJP) matches students with a job or paid internship, provides a paid foundational work skills training, and connects students with an adult mentor for the summer. HSJP participants are high school age youth and recent graduates eager to develop their work skills and explore their career options. The program expands access to high quality summer work experiences for students in the Helena area. Participating area businesses and community organizations help strengthen the local economy by connecting youth to meaningful work experiences.

HSJP Specifics:

  • HSJP placements run from early June to mid-August.

  • Participating employers agree to provide a paid position in a safe, productive work environment.

  • 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 above minimum wage.

  • Students will attend a paid work skills training 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.