Career Ready Tempe aims to help prepare and develop Tempe youth to participate in the future workforce by connecting them to college and career readiness support and partnering with Tempe businesses to provide youth with 8-week paid summer internship opportunities in fields that are in-demand. 

Career Ready Tempe is a collaboration between the City of Tempe Human Services Department, Economic Development Department and the Tempe Chamber Foundation. The program is funded by City of Tempe Innovation Funds and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Career Readiness Lab Grant. The program has been strategically designed to align with industry needs and the initiatives of Achieve65Tempe, the City’s goal of 65 percent of Tempe’s adult population accessing post-secondary education, resulting in a certification to an advanced degree by 2030.

Career Ready Tempe serves income-eligible Tempe youth who are in their incoming junior or senior year of high school.

Students and businesses will complete an application to be selected for participation. Students will also participate in an interview to be matched with an internship host site.

Important Program Updates:

Business Application is LIVE. Click here to apply
The Student-Intern Application will go live in January 2020! 




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