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Summer in the City Internship Program Application

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  2. Summer in the City

    The Summer in the City program is a partnership between the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District to provide incoming high school seniors and juniors an opportunity to gain career ready skills, foster interest in leadership and civic matters, and create a voice for youth to address real city issues. We will select 7 students from each local high school for a total of 21 students to participate in the program. Students must be enrolled at Watsonville High School, Aptos High School or Pajaro Valley High School to participate. The program will run from July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018. • Students will attend class at City Hall, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (classroom instruction) and 1-4 p.m. (department internship) • Students will receive a $500 stipend at program completion • Students will earn 2.5 elective credits at program completion • Lunch will be provided • Transportation to field trips will be provided Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified via email by May 25, 2018. At that time the candidate will be notified of interview date and time. Please list an active email address as this is our primary contact method for applicants. Remember to please check it regularly. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Elizabeth Padilla at 831-768-3010 or via email at:

  3. Eligibility Criteria

    Successful candidates must be a high school senior or junior and possess a minimum GPA of 2.0 and have good attendance. He or she must possess good character with a desire to learn more about leadership and civic matters. The candidate must be ready to commit to a 3-week paid internship program within a City department during the summer recess.

  4. Application Process

    Applicant must submit a fully completed application and ALL requested information by mail, email, online or in person. The following must be enclosed with the application: • Two recommendation letters (teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator, or faith based leader); a one-page essay; copy of school issued identification card. Enrollment at the three local high schools listed above will be verified. Applications and additional requested information must be post-marked, emailed, submitted online or dropped off in person by Friday, May 11, 2018 before 5:00 p.m.

  5. Applicant Information

  6. Parent/Guardian Information

  7. Work Experience & Community Service

    Briefly describe any work or community service experience:

  8. Department Internship Preference

    We cannot guarantee placement in the department, but we will do our best to match you with the department you are interested in learning more about.

  9. Department Internship First Choice:

  10. Department Internship Second Choice

  11. Department Intership Third Choice

  12. Copy of School Issued ID

  13. Letters of Recommendation

    Please upload two letters of recommendation (teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator, or faith based leader).

  14. Essay

    Please upload a one-page essay, typed, double-spaced, addressing the following: 1. How will this opportunity help prepare you for the future? 2. What are you looking forward to most about participating in this program? 3. Why would you be a good candidate for the 2018 Summer in the City program?

  15. Acknowledgement

  16. I hereby certify that all statements made in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge that any false statements or misrepresentation on this application will be cause for refusal of placement or immediate dismissal. I agree to indemnify and hold the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, its employees and contractors, harmless from any and all liability for any injury that may arise out of or in any way be connected with my participation in this program. I also agree to grant full permission to the City of Watsonville to use my name and any photographs, video, or recordings for any purpose whatsoever without any obligation, liability, or compensation to me. I understand that I am committing to a 3 week paid internship program which will run from June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018.

  17. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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