Mayor's Summer Jobs ProgramThe Mayor’s Summer Jobs program is a comprehensive program that provides Jacksonville’s youth ages 16 to 21 with work experience, and businesses access to young employees that are willing to learn. Program participants will acquire increased understanding and knowledge of the work environment, employer expectations and personal responsibility.

Participants will work for a period of either six or eight weeks. The employer will pay minimum wage or higher. The employer will allow the participant to work a minimum 20 hours per week. Employers may also offer participants permanent employment.

For the 10th year of the program in 2015, the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program saw it's largest participation yet with 880 students findinng summer employment. Goals for the 2016 program include building greater relationships in the business community, providing access to more jobs for youth, enhancing job readiness training, and expanding efforts to empower youth in the workplace.

2016 Program Information 

  • A few students in the 2013 Mayor's Summer Jobs Program.

    The program will run from June 13 through July 22, 2016.
  • The program will consist of an initial training and 20-hour work weeks, along with a wide variety of employment opportunities.
  • Participants must be between the ages of 16-21 (must be 16 by June 10, 2016) and live in one of the following zip codes:
    • 32202
    • 32205
    • 32206
    • 32208
    • 32209
    • 32210
    • 32211
    • 32218
    • 32244
    • 32254
Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached. Please understand that we are not able to guarantee a position for every applicant.  If you are selected to participate you will be notified via email with the next steps in the process.  Please ensure your emails do not go to your Spam account.     


Chardae Hancock
Program Manager