Summer 500

About Summer 500

The Summer 500 Youth Employment Program (S500) provides Savannah youth 16+ years of age with paid summer employment for up to eight weeks during June, July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • Arts and Recreation 
  • Educational Services 
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical    
  • Hospitality/Tourism    
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing    
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail/Restaurant    

S500 also provides workshops on soft skills, job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.  This program is a public-private sponsorship teaming local Savannah youth with private, public, and non-profit employers.  

Youth can apply for the program online, now through March 31, 2019.  Eligible participants will be selected and an effort will be made to match  youth with an employer in their designated educational pathway.

If you’re 16+ years old, this is your opportunity to get real-world work experience and make some money in the process.

If you own/manage a business, this is your opportunity to make an investment in Savannah’s future workforce by helping to prepare our youth for success and get an intern who can make a real contribution to your operations.

Program Objectives

  • To increase internship, apprenticeship and mentorship opportunities for 500 students in the Greater Savannah area
  • To identify visionary business partners who are willing accept participating students and invest in Savannah’s future workforce.

Businesses Learn More

Students Learn More

If you represent a business that would like to host interns this summer,  or you would like to make a monetary contribution to the effort, visit the Summer 500 page for Businesses.