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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.

2024 Summer Youth Internship Grant Awards

In the spring of 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new round of Summer Youth Internship Grant awards totaling $321,080 to help jumpstart six projects that are projected to provide 115 valuable summer internships to youth across Iowa. 

The six grants will go to programs in Des Moines, Carroll, Indianola, Ankeny, Marshalltown, and Mount Ayr. Funding can be used for participant wages, training resources, supplies materials, or administrative and program costs as part of creating new career opportunities for Iowa’s youth to experience work.

Awards Summary

Past Summer Youth Internship Pilot Program Awards