Summer Teen Employment Program

for students entering grades 9, 10, or 11 in the Fall of 2024


What is S.T.E.P.?

Each summer the Windsor Youth Services Bureau employs local teenagers for their Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP), a seven-week paid internship.  Interns participate in a minimum of 5-hours per week of training in the areas of personal mindset, communication, planning for success, and problem-solving.  Teens are tasked with small building projects, landscape maintenance, and special assignments throughout town. STEP Applications are available beginning March 25, 2024 and are due by April 27, 2024.

Resume Help

We understand that students in grades 9-11 may not have the work experience listed on a traditional resume. However, our application process does still require a resume to be submitted. We encourage prospective applicants to list the skills and experiences that they have, even if they haven’t been employed. Click here to view a sample resume that serves as an example.

*Please note: The link below will bring you to the Windsor Human Resources “Career Opportunities” page that lists all job openings with the Town of Windsor. Select the STEP Intern position and proceed through the prompts to apply.

Our Partnership with Northwest Park

Each summer, STEP interns spend two full days a week at Northwest Park for six weeks under the supervision of Northwest Park’s Park Manager. STEP Interns complete a variety of projects including marking hiking trails, beautification projects, and more!

Community Block Parties

STEP interns are responsible for hosting a three special events for the community during their internship. Interns will be tasked different stations including such as games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, bounce house, food, and more! The goal of these events is to promote family fun and community spirit in a substance-free environment.  We collect school snack donations for the Weekend Wheels Program that provides foods to local students.

Ensuring Success

We strive to ensure students are continuing their personal, professional, and academic success during this internship and participation is mandatory.  Interns will participate in various trainings such as first aid and CPR, risk management, financial literacy, mental health and wellness, time management, customer service, and attend college tours to name a few.

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