• Our fall application has closed.  Stay tuned for our spring application opening in late January 2024!



  • MyCITY is a seasonal youth employment program that serves as the gateway to paid internship and work experience. During our fall, spring, and summer sessions, young people ages 14-24, can get paid to explore career paths, develop essential skills in communication, collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, and self-management and connect with employers in their community.  Young people, ages 14-24, are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility for participation will be determined upon application.

    When do the sessions start and how long will the sessions last?

    We offer a Fall, Spring, and Summer session.  Our applications for the current (Fall) session have closed.  Spring applications will open in late January of 2024. 

    Fall and Spring session include our 4-week internship prep session. Participants will earn a stipend for completion of weekly activities, including engagement  in career training workshops once a week held in person.  During the prep session, participants will have the opportunity to interview for competitive internships with our employer partners. Participants who are matched to internships will continue into a 7-week internship session.  They will be paid to work directly with local employers to gain hands-on work experience. 

    Our summer session serves as the gateway to paid internship and work experience. Participants spend seven weeks of their summer developing their soft skills, networking with community employers, exploring career interests and options, and working at community job sites.  

    Check out the FAQ section to make sure you're prepared to apply!


    MyCITY Kalamazoo is Funded by the City of Kalamazoo's Foundation for Excellence

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    Check out our other programs!

    • CareerNOW - CareerNOW is a free, hands-on, short-term career training program for individuals ages 18 - 24 who are interested in obtaining an industry recognized credential. 
    • 2Gen - 2Gen is a ten-week paid career exploration and pathway planning program for Kalamazoo families.  
  • “MyCITY helped me realize how much architecture is needed right now, what the salary is, and other information about the job. Virtual Job Shadow was helpful because it showed me a wide variety of different careers I could do—a lot of careers on there were ones I had never heard of!”

    — Grace Getachew, MyCITY 2021 participant 
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