Internships & Job Readiness

The Growing Grads College and Career Readiness program is a  Brighton Youth Services annual two-part series aimed to equip young people with the tools they need in all things college and career. 

Growing Grads: Summer Job Launch

Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall

The Summer Job Launch serves as a boot camp for all things career. At this all-day workshop, we will discuss interviewing, resumes, applying for jobs, and more! Attendance at the Summer Job Launch is mandatory for all young people interested in applying for a City of Brighton Youth Internship. Register here.

We are looking for adult volunteers to conduct mock interviews for young people during this event! Volunteers would practice interviewing from 1 to 3 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering and conducting mock interviews, please complete the form here.

Growing Grads: Paid Internships

The City of Brighton offers paid summer internships for youth ages 14-21. Youth Interns work in various city departments alongside an internship supervisor, referred to as a “worksite supervisor”. Internship and professional development growth are measured through nine general competencies such as time management, problem-solving, interpersonal communication, organization, technology usage, and more. Interns and their supervisors also create advanced competencies which are career-specific skills. On top of participation at their worksite, interns attend weekly professional development classes hosted by Brighton Youth Services. Topics of professional development range from personal finance, social media in the workplace, healthy relationships, and more. 

For more information on how to apply for an internship, please contact Rachel Nulle at rnulle@brightonco.gov or 720-672-6152.  

Attendance at the Growing Grads: Summer Job Launch is mandatory in order to apply for a paid summer internship. If you are interested in applying for a City of Brighton Internship you must attend courses on Monday, June 13th AND Tuesday, July 12th. You cannot miss more than two of the course dates below:

  • Monday, June 13th - Intern Orientation
  • Tuesday, June 14th - Tour of the City (non-worksites)
  • Tuesday, June 21st - Check-in
  • Tuesday, June 28th - Class #2
  • Tuesday, July 12th - Class #3
  • Tuesday, July 19th - Check-in
  • Tuesday, July 26th - Class #4
  • Tuesday, August 2nd - Wrap Up + Celebration


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