Summer Youth Internship Program

Mayor Donchess is pleased to announce the first City of Nashua Youth Summer Internship Program. The six-week program will provide 13 paid internships within city departments during the summer for high schoolers entering their senior year.

The program is a collaboration between the city’s Economic Development Division, the Mayor’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and the Nashua School District. The mayor’s MBK initiative is based upon well-researched findings and expert recommendations from multiple disciplines, which concluded that coordinated efforts can improve the life prospects and outcomes for all our young people. By intervening at key moments in life, using evidence-based strategies and comprehensive approaches, we can remove barriers, expand opportunity, and improve outcomes for all. Furthermore, we know the availability of meaningful jobs throughout the year, with decent wages and career paths, is central to any successful economic development strategy.


  • We will accept 13 students into the program for Summer 2018.
  • In order for an application to be considered complete, there must be two references submitted for that student from a teacher, coach, or other non-related adult.
  • Interviews will be conducted in a group setting, unless otherwise notified.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Candidates must be available for the program dates: July 9th - August 10th.
  • Transportation to and from the worksite is not provided by the program. As a city intern, we will provide a bus pass for any participant who has need of one.
  • Pay is contingent on the intern's attendance at work.
  • Interns will be disqualified from the program if they miss more than one week.

Job Descriptions

We have several exciting internships available this Summer in various city departments. Learn about these opportunities in more detail by reading the 2018 Summer Internship Job Descriptions (PDF)


Applications for the 2018 Summer Youth Internship Program are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

Selection Proccess Timeline

Date Task
March 23rd Applications to participate in the program are due.
March 30th - April 1st The school will conduct the first round of interviews. Successful candidates will then be interviewed by the city.
April 4th-6th Interviews will be conducted by the city.
Week of April 16th The Mayor will recognize the successful candidates at City Hall.
First week in May A parent information session will be held to inform them of the program, ask questions, and learn the expectations.
July 9th Students will report to City Hall to complete hiring paperwork and undergo an orientation.