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Summer Youth Internship Program

Summer Youth Internship Grants

Iowa's Summer Youth Internship Grant program supports the creation of internship programs for Iowa’s youth between the ages of 14 and 24 that help prepare them for high-demand careers in the workforce. 

The target audience for participants includes high school youth who are at risk of not graduating, from low-income households, from communities underrepresented in the Iowa workforce, or youth who otherwise face barriers to success and upward mobility in the labor market. Funds may be used for services and resources that support internship programs, including direct participant wages, training resources, and more.

New Funding Opportunity Now Available - 2024 Summer Youth Internship Grants (Closed)

A new funding opportunity opened in January for the Summer Youth Internship grant to help jumpstart youth internships in high-demand fields across Iowa. Approximately $250,000 in state funding is being made available for this year's funding opportunity.

Eligible applicants include non-profits, educational institutions, employers, and community organizations. The application period is now closed. More information on awardees will be announced soon.

Webinar Recap

Iowa Workforce Development staff hosted a webinar on Monday, January 29 for interested applicants to talk about how to apply for this opportunity. Click on the links below for a recording and a copy of the webinar presentation.

Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to co-enroll Summer Youth Internship participants with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Program in their local area.

Past Summer Youth Internship Pilot Program Awards