Intern opportunities needed for Step-Up Omaha

March 02, 2018

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This summer, UNMC will again be participating in Step-Up Omaha, and the UNMC Department of Human Resources is seeking departments on campus to partner in the effort.

Step-Up Omaha recruits, trains and places prepared Omaha youth and young adults, ages 14 to 21, in mutually beneficial paid summer jobs and work experience opportunities. Step-Up Omaha builds on the Empowerment Network and community partners' successes in hiring and placing more than 4,500 participants over the past 10 years. Based on its commitment to building a highly competitive workforce of the future, the City of Omaha is prepared to make a significant investment in helping to expand the employment program.

The key benefits for employers and sponsors are:

  • Increase the diversity of your workforce -- diversity improves the bottom line.
  • Generate new, creative and innovative ideas with fresh insights.
  • Build a pipeline of qualified and prepared workers. Reverse the brain drain.
  • Increase your summer workforce at a low cost while developing local talent.
  • Build a stronger community by developing tax-paying and connected citizens.

Participants are paid by the Step-Up program and are available to train the first day beginning June 18 through Aug. 10 for a total of eight weeks.

Step-Up Omaha experiences for participants include:

  • Step-Up Omaha On-the-Job Training: Participants ages 16-18 take part in targeted work experiences and education. Participants have limited previous work experience.
  • Step-Up Omaha Career Intern: Participants ages 16-18 take part in career-oriented work experiences and education. Participants have previous work experience and specific career interest.

For departments and supervisors interested in partnering with Step-Up Omaha this summer:

  • Request a "Job Request Form" by e-mailing Evelyn Grixby.
  • Complete the "Job Request Form" and e-mail it to Evelyn Grixby by March 23.

Questions? Contact Evelyn Grixby at 402-559-4071.


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