Career Ready Tempe - Student-Intern Application

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Career Ready Tempe 


Two-thirds of jobs will require higher education by 2020. By the time today’s preschoolers complete high school, seven of every 10 jobs will require some type of higher education. Career Ready Tempe aims to help prepare and develop Tempe youth to participate in the future workforce by connecting youth to college and career readiness support and partnering with Tempe employers to provide youth with 8-week paid summer internship opportunities in fields that are in-demand. Year 1 of the program will focus on providing internships in the Advance Business Services sector between the months of June and August 2019.

 

Career Ready Tempe is a collaboration between the City of Tempe Human Services Department, Economic Development Department and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. The program is funded by City of Tempe Innovation Funds and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Career Readiness Lab Grant. It has been strategically designed to align with industry needs and the initiatives of Achieve65Tempe, Tempe City Council’s goal to reach degree attainment for 65% of its residents by the year 2030, through collective community efforts.

 

The program will serve income-eligible Tempe youth who are in their incoming junior or senior year of high school. Students will complete an application and interview process to be selected for participation. 

 

Benefits of participating in the Career Ready Tempe Program:

  • A 15-hour weekly schedule compensated at a rate of $13 per hour
  • ½ Career Exploration Elective Credit is available
  • Opportunities to build skills that will prepare students for success in their academic and career endeavors
  • Valuable experience to add to student resumes
  • Opportunities to learn about a field of interest
  • Knowledge of a field that is in-demand, resulting in the potential for various job opportunities in the future
  • Support from a mentor who will assist students in preparing for their internship and the college enrollment process
  • Time to network with professionals and leaders within the Tempe business community 

 

Important Program Update

The Student-Intern Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 31, 2019.

 

Student Eligibility Requirements 

Students must:

  1. be a Tempe Union High School District incoming junior or senior in Fall 2019 (Students may apply during their sophomore or junior year).
  2. be a resident of the City of Tempe.
  3. be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  4. be at least 16 years of age prior to starting the program.
  5. be willing to participate in an interview process.
  6. complete an application including the application essay, resume and letter of recommendation from their school teacher, Career Preparation/CTE instructor, or other school staff by March 31, 2019.
  7. have completed at least one year of Career Preparation/CTE coursework related to their intended internship area prior to starting their internship (2 years preferred).
  8. be in good academic standing with their high school prior to applying and while enrolled in the Career Ready Tempe program. For the purposes of this program, good standing=2.0 unweighted GPA or higher
  9. have a transportation plan as transportation may not be provided by Career Ready Tempe.
  10. be willing to earn at least 6 credentials in Edge, a soft skills training program.
  11. be willing to participate in a 1-day culminating project or event to be determined by Career Ready Tempe staff following internship completion.
  12. agree to meet with their assigned College Connect mentor 5 times outside of their scheduled internship shifts.
  13. have a household income at or below 200 % of the Federal Poverty Level.
  14. have parent/guardian permission to participate in all Career Ready Tempe Program activities.

 

Required Documents (to be provided at a scheduled eligibility meeting):

  1. Proof of Income (include documents for all legal guardians).
    Acceptable documents- Income Tax form 1040 or all W2s for the year 2018, SNAP benefits award letter (all pages), paycheck stubs for a month for any/all working adults in the household and proof of other income (cash assistance, child support, unemployment benefits, or SSI), free or reduced lunch verification, proof of foster placement (automatically qualifies child without proof of income from foster family)
  2.  Proof of Residence Acceptable documents- Bank statement, utility bill (water, electric, gas or phone), rental agreement or mortgage statement
  3.  Proof of Legal Authorization to work in the United States


For more information, contact Career Ready Tempe Coordinator, Lorena Cabrera at Lorena_cabrera@tempe.gov or (480) 858-2463

Evaluation of Student-Intern Applications

Student-Intern applications will be evaluated based on eligibility, strength of resume, essay submission, letters of recommendation, relevance of Career Preparatory/CTE Coursework, background/skill set, and demonstrated initiative (the student’s overall ability to challenge themselves in and outside of the classroom).

 

 


Student Information
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Student First Name:
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Student Last Name:
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Student M.I.:
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Date of birth:
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Home address:
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Home address:
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Cell Phone Number:
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Home Phone Number:
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Email Address:
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High School (select all that apply):
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High School (select all that apply):
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Fall 2019 Grade Classification:
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Fall 2019 Grade Classification:
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Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA):
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Unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA):
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Would you have completed at least one year of Career Preparation/CTE coursework by Summer 2019?

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Would you have completed at least one year of Career Preparation/CTE coursework by Summer 2019?
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Please list all Career Preparation/CTE courses completed:


Please list all Career Preparation/CTE courses completed:
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Are you willing to complete at least 6 credentials in the Edge soft skills training program?

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Are you willing to complete at least 6 credentials in the Edge soft skills training program?
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Are you willing to participate in a 1-day culminating project or event to be determined by Career Ready Tempe staff following internship completion?

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Are you willing to participate in a 1-day culminating project or event to be determined by Career Ready Tempe staff following internship completion?
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Do you agree to meet with a College Connect mentor at least 5 times outside of your scheduled internship hours?

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Do you agree to meet with a College Connect mentor at least 5 times outside of your scheduled internship hours?
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Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
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Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
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Household size: Provide the number of people living in the home where the student lives (including the student)
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Household Annual Gross Income: (Provide the total wages, child support, foster care, SSI, TANF, etc. for the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s))

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How will you get to and from your internship placement? (Placements will be located in the City of Tempe boundaries).

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What are your career and educational goals?
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Please rank your internship areas of interest from 1-7 (1=most desired, 7=least desired):

(Career Ready Tempe Staff will try to match you with an internship that correlates with your preferred areas of interest, to the extent possible. However, this is not guaranteed.)

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Please rank your internship areas of interest from 1-7 (1=most desired, 7=least desired): (Career Ready Tempe Staff will try to match you with an internship that correlates with your preferred areas of interest, to the extent possible. However, this is not guaranteed.)
1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice 4th Choice 5th Choice 6th Choice 7th Choice
Accounting
Business Management
Business Operations
Digital Communications
Graphic/ Web Design
Marketing
Software & Application Design
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Essay prompt: In 300-500 words, please discuss what you believe it means to be “career ready”, why you would like to participate in the Career Ready Tempe program, and what you hope to contribute to your potential internship site.
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List any special qualifications you have: 
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List any certifications you have:

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Attach Resume:
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Letter of Recommendation: Email at least one letter of recommendation to Career Ready Tempe Coordinator, Lorena Cabrera at lorena_cabrera@tempe.gov by the application deadline of March 22, 2019. Recommendations can be provided by teacher at school, Career Preparation/CTE instructor, or other school staff recommending you to the program.


Legal Guardian Information
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Legal Guardian First Name:
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Legal Guardian Last Name:
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Legal Guardian M.I.:
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Relationship:
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Home address:
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Home address:
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Phone Number:
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Email Address:
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Emergency Contact Information
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Emergency Contact # 1 First Name:
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Emergency Contact # 1 Last Name:
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Relationship:
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Phone number:
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Email Address:
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Emergency Contact #2 First Name:
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Emergency Contact #2 Last Name:
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Relationship:
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Phone number:
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Email Address:

Demographic Information

The following demographic information will be used for statistical purposes only.

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Gender:
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Gender:
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Ethnicity:
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Ethnicity:
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Select one or more races you identify as:
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Select one or more races you identify as:
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Marital Status:
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Marital Status:
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Are you Active Duty Military or child of an Active Duty Military?
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Are you Active Duty Military or child of an Active Duty Military?
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Are you a veteran?:
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Are you a veteran?:
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What is your primary language?
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What is your primary language?
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What is your secondary language, if applicable?
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Have any of your parents earned a 4-year College Degree? 
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Have any of your parents earned a 4-year College Degree?
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How did you hear about Career Ready Tempe?

How did you hear about Career Ready Tempe?

Agreements & Signatures
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I affirm that all information submitted on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that if any information is found to have been falsified I can be disqualified or removed from the Career Ready Tempe Program at any point. I also understand that if admitted to the Career Ready Tempe program I will be matched with an 8-week summer internship opportunity with a business in Tempe. I also understand that I will be permitted to work a maximum of 15 hours per week and will be compensated at a rate of $13/hour by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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I affirm that all information submitted on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that if any information is found to have been falsified I can be disqualified or removed from the Career Ready Tempe Program at any point. I also understand that if admitted to the Career Ready Tempe program I will be matched with an 8-week summer internship opportunity with a business in Tempe. I also understand that I will be permitted to work a maximum of 15 hours per week and will be compensated at a rate of $13/hour by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
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I affirm that all information submitted on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that if any information is found to have been falsified my child can be disqualified or removed from the Career Ready Tempe Program at any point. I give permission for my child’s participation in the Career Ready Tempe program including the 8-week paid summer internship opportunity. I understand that my child will be permitted to work a maximum of 15 hours a week and will be compensated at a rate of $13/hour by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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I affirm that all information submitted on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that if any information is found to have been falsified my child can be disqualified or removed from the Career Ready Tempe Program at any point. I give permission for my child’s participation in the Career Ready Tempe program including the 8-week paid summer internship opportunity. I understand that my child will be permitted to work a maximum of 15 hours a week and will be compensated at a rate of $13/hour by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
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