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This year, internships will run from July 5 to August 6.

The Redefined Summer Paid Internship Program for teens aged 14-18 will continue this year. The resolution on this issue was signed by Sergei Sobyanin

The program has been implemented in the capital since 2019. The priority right to participate in it is given to the wards of urban family centers: adolescents from low-income, large or single-parent families, as well as children left without parental care and in difficult life situations.

In 2019–2020, more than a thousand teenagers became participants in the program. They were able to try their hand at the professions of a social worker, trainer, psychologist, circle leader, museum assistant, painter, administrator, organizer of cultural events in the library.

This year, internships will run from July 5 to August 6. The program will last 20 days and includes two blocks: a course of developmental seminars on skills in demand in the modern labor market, and acquaintance with professions in the field of culture, sports, social protection and beautification. The first block is designed for four days. The seminars will be held at the My Career Center. At the second stage, the participants will have an internship at the internship site for 16 days. Teenagers will be able to take their first steps in one of 154 specialties: they will try themselves as a sound and videographer, trainer, teacher, IT specialist, analyst, designer, ground passenger transport control specialist, press service employee, procurement specialist and others. professions.

Children will get acquainted with specialties in 435 state and commercial organizations, including multifunctional centers for work with the population, district councils, youth centers of leisure and sports, libraries, engineering services, publishing houses.

The teenagers will work four hours a day for a total duration of 80 hours of internships. If possible, the children will be assigned so that they work as close to their home as possible. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from the host organization and a curator from the My Career Center.

Teenagers who have completed the internship will be paid a one-time stipend of 20,589 rubles (the subsistence minimum for the working-age population). In addition, everyone will receive a personal characteristic that can be useful when applying for a job or study.

About a thousand young Muscovites are expected to participate in the program this year.

More than 2,600 teenagers joined summer employment programs

The involvement of young people in working life is one of the priority tasks of the social policy of the Moscow Government. Getting initial professional experience and earning their first money, adolescents become more motivated to work, interested in getting an education and mastering a specialty. In addition, internships help to determine the choice of a future field of professional activity. This is especially important for children from low-income families and families in difficult life situations, who have fewer opportunities to try themselves in different spheres.

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