Mount St. Joseph University students have a unique opportunity to earn money over the summer while giving back to their community.
This is the 10th year for the Summer Employment Program at the Mount. Funded by a grant from the SC Ministry Foundation, students earn a salary while working for 40 nonprofit organizations. Students can do a variety of summer jobs, including helping with the upkeep of computers, working with people who learn English as a second language, to working in community centers with programming for children. More than 100 positions are available.
“This is a great way for students to help fund their education, while being able to get involved with service learning and other meaningful projects,” said Peggy Smith, coordinator of the Summer Employment Program at the Mount.
Last year, Mount senior Tevin Byers worked in the Santa Maria Community Center. "During my time at Santa Maria I have I assisted with organizing and promoting numerous events, including fundraisers and service opportunities," Byers said. "These events helped our clients and the community to several resources that assist with their daily needs."
Mount students currently enrolled and who will be enrolling Fall semester are eligible for the program. The deadline to register is March 27.
This year, several students who have taken part in the Summer Employment Program are serving as Ambassadors of the program. Ambassadors are available to answer questions or talk at a gathering of students or club meetings.
For more information or to find out how to register, contact Peggy Smith at Peggy.Smith@msj.edu.