Summer Youth Employment Program

The City of Hampton created a Summer Youth Employment Program that offers job opportunities within city and school departments, local businesses and non-profit organizations to youth and young adults in Hampton ages 16-24. The 10-week program gives participants summer work experiences cultivating their professional and personal career aspirations. All program participants are paid by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. During the interview process we determine student interest and availability to match students with suitable host sites. We will also work to make placements based on the students’ Academies of Hampton program selection. Students participate in a pre-employment training week, tentatively scheduled to be held June 21-25, and can begin working at their host site the following week. 


  • Interested participants must attend a Hampton city school or be a Hampton resident and submit an application. In the search field, enter "Summer Youth Employment Program Hire". 
  • Apply online January 29 through March 1.
  • Prospective candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. 
  • Everyone accepted into the program must attend a parent/participant orientation and pre-employment training to develop soft skills and determine the best placement site. 
  • Previous experience not required to apply. 
  • Employees may work up to 20 hours per week and schedules will be based on the employer’s needs. 
  • Jobs begin June 21 through August 27.

For Employers/Volunteers

Interested in being an employer department or host site? Complete our online form. If your organization would like to be considered as a host site, the form must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 unless host site capacity is reached at an earlier date. Sites accepted in to the program will be notified.

Please note, forms must be completed for each work site within an organization.

Host site supervisors must also attend the following:

  • Mandatory Host Site Training
  • Student Meet and Greet
  • End of Year Program Recognition

NOTE: All dates and program implementation are tentative due to COVID-19 and public health guidance.

You can also volunteer with the Summer Youth Employment program as a job coach, training facilitator or guest speaker. Complete our volunteer form.

For more information, contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities at 757-727-1300 or email Synethia White or email Brittney Brown.

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