Paid summer jobs for Chicago teens

Internship opportunities in the arts, communications, sports, science and technology will be offered to teens at nearly 150 locations across Chicago this summer. After School Matters is now accepting applications for its summer apprenticeship and internship programs, most of which begin July 1 or July 8.
After School Matters Summer programs typically meet four to five days a week for four hours over the course of six weeks. Summer apprentices will earn a session stipend of up to 420 dollars and interns will earn 8.25 dollars per hour.

After School Matters unique programs offer teens an opportunity to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. All After School Matters programs are free and open to Chicago teen residents who are at least 14 years of age for apprenticeships and 16 years of age for internships, and entering or currently enrolled in high school.

A few of the innovative programs offered throughout the city this summer included above.

For more information, go to: For questions on programs and applications, contact 312-742-4182 or

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