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Q: Who can apply to the Helena Area Summer Jobs Program?
A: Students who graduated no earlier than 2020 or are still in high school. Priority is given to students 16-19 years old, although there are some positions available to 15 year olds.
Q: What do I need to do to apply?
A: Complete the online application, submit a resume, and complete an interview.
Q: What type of jobs or internships are available through the program?
A: Positions include automotive, retail, healthcare, agriculture, information technology, recreation, education, legal, finance, administration, hospitality, marketing, engineering, business, & construction among others. If you are interested in a particular career, let us know. We'll do our best to help you find a related position!
Q: How much will I get paid?
A: Employers pay a minimum of $9/hour. Some positions pay more!
Q: When will I know if I have a position?
A: By early May. Students interview with HSJP, and then HSJP matches students with positions in mid-April. After an interview with the employer to confirm a good fit, you'll receive confirmation of the position.
Q: What else is involved?
A: HSJP students complete a paid work skills training and meet with a mentor during the summer to grow skills and build their support network.
Q: When does the job or internship start? End?
A: The positions run from early June to mid-August. Some positions last for only 6 weeks, and some last all summer.
Q: How many hours per week will I work?
You will work 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 the position.
Q: What else should I know?
A: You will need to have a current photo ID and a Social Security number and transport yourself to your job site. If required by your host employer, you will need to successfully pass a drug screening and background check.
HSJP cannot guarantee internship or job placement, due to applicant availability or qualifications.
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Curious about what's in the HSJP application? Look at it here before submitting your application via the link below.