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.

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

2016 Program Information

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. 

  • 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.     


Thank you for your interest in the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program. More information about the 2017 program will be provided in the middle of February. If you have any questions, please email