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Summer Youth Internship Program

Summer Youth Internship Grants

Iowa's Summer Youth Internship Grant program supports the creation of internship programs for Iowa’s youth between the ages of 14 and 24 that help prepare them for high-demand careers in the workforce. 

Eligible applicants include non-profits, educational institutions, employers, and community organizations. The target audience for participants includes high school youth who are at risk of not graduating, from low-income households, from communities underrepresented in the Iowa workforce, or youth who otherwise face barriers to success and upward mobility in the labor market. Funds may be used for services and resources that support internship programs, including direct participant wages, training resources, and more.

Grant Awards Announced - April 28, 2023

Governor Kim Reynolds has announced a new round of grant awards to help jumpstart youth internships in high-demand fields across Iowa. A total of $379,000 in State and Federal grant funding will support 8 projects and an estimated 176 total program participants.

Summaries and Award Information

Past Summer Youth Internship Pilot Program Awards