Summer Youth Intern Application

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners are proud to announce their 2018 County Commissioner’s Summer Youth Program.

The County Commissioner’s Summer Youth Program provides opportunities for students in Shelby County to develop constructive work habits, positive attitudes, and valuable job skills necessary to enter the workforce.  During the Summer Youth Program each student will be held to the highest standards of attendance and will be assigned to departments within County Government, Corporate Sponsors and/or Non Profit Organizations with specific work needs.  Each student will adhere to the established work schedule and perform effectively the work assigned to them.  The students will be assigned a mentor and will receive developmental workshop training during the program.  Each student will receive $8.00 per hour at 37.5 hours per week.

To be eligible for the program you must live in Shelby County, Tennessee from June 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018 and must be 16 years of age and currently enrolled in school.  (to include trade schools, college, home school, public or private high school).

Please submit your application no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm online (click here)  or by mail, fax or email to:

                        Shelby County Board of Commissioners
                        Attn:  Summer Youth Program
                        160 N. Main Street, Suite 600
                        Memphis, TN 38103  
                        Fax:  901-222-1002



1. As required by state and federal regulations to certify your eligibility to work in the United States, Shelby County Government participates in E-Verify. You MUST bring one (1) document with you from list A; OR one (1) document from List B and one (1) document from List C that are on the I-9 form (enclosed). 

2.It is mandatory that you bring your Social Security Card with you. The name that is on your social security card will be used for payroll purposes. If you do not have your social security card, please go to the nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) office to apply for a replacement card. (The SSA letter will not substitute for an actual social security card).

3.Direct deposit of your pay to a financial institution is mandatory for all Shelby County new employees. For direct deposit you must bring a voided check, deposit slip or a letter from a financial institution with your name, account number, and routing number on the institution’s letterhead.