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Bakersfield Youth Jobs Program now accepting applications

Kern Community Foundation

Kern Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the City of Bakersfield’s 2022-23 Youth Jobs Program City Hall Fellowship. The City Hall Fellowship Program is an 11-month paid fellowship. Eligible participants must be at least 18 years of age by Sept. 6 and no older than 30 years of age by Aug. 6, 2023.

The Fellowship pays $23 per hour and participants will work and learn alongside staff at various City departments. Fellows will work approximately 20 hours per week. Fellows will shadow staff and help with administrative duties and analyses; assist in the compilation, analysis and control of departmental budgets; prepare and present reports; and participate in regular workshops focusing on personal, professional, and civic development.

Kern Community Foundation will administer the program in partnership with the City of Bakersfield. Kern Community Foundation will accept and review applications and place successful candidates in available positions in consultation with the City. An array of entry-level opportunities have been identified in various City departments. These pathways will provide both hands-on and technical training to equip each fellow with experience and know-how to qualify for future permanent employment.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 22. For the application and more information, please visit http://www.kernfoundation.org/bakersfield-youth-jobs-program/ or call Kern Community Foundation at (661) 616-2610.

The City Hall Fellowship is a component of the Bakersfield Youth Jobs Program. Thanks to a $5.39 million grant from California Volunteers and the State of California, the City will hire approximately 400 youth, ages 16 to 30 years old, over a 4-year period. The Program includes a paid high school summer internship, a paid college-level fellowship program and partnerships with nonprofits to employ at-risk youth.