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.
Participating departments at UNMC will include:
- Chancellor's office;
- Human Resources;
- Center for Healthy Living;
- Summer Health Professions Education Program;
- Regional Pathology Services;
- Family Medicine;
- Internal Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism;
- Radiation Oncology; and
- The Eppley Institute/Cancer Research Doctoral Program, which is seeking five interns to fill a two-year grant-funded position.
In addition, the University of Nebraska at Omaha will be placing a Step-Up intern in the department of human resources.
"I am thrilled so many UNMC departments have 'stepped up' to provide work opportunities for youth and young adults," said Aileen Warren, assistant vice chancellor for human resources. "For the last four years, UNMC has been a strong partner and supporter of the Step-Up program and UNO's involvement this year will allow us to offer even more work experiences."
Step-Up participants will fill various positions, including office associates, office assistants, recreation assistants, media interns, client service representatives, educational technologists and lab interns. They will be on campus from June 17 to Aug 2.