Summer 500


2017 Summer 500 Recap

The 2017 Summer 500 program provided summer jobs for nearly 300 local youth. Over 120 businesses participated in the 8-week program which gave the youth between the ages of 16-19 an opportunity to learn soft skills and on the job training. Special thanks to all of the business partners and local agencies who made this year such a huge success!

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About Summer 500

The City of Savannah and businesses across the community have joined forces to match 500 students with 500 paid internships this summer.

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.