The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for its Summer Youth Employment program that provides work experience for about 600 Native youth.
The applications are available at any of the 11 Cherokee Nation Career Services offices and are due by April 28. The program kicks off on June 5 and ends July 28. Participants work 40 hours per week and earn $7.25 per hour.
The Sallisaw office is at 1502 W. Chickasaw. The phone number is 918-776-0416.
To qualify for the employment program, youth ages 16 to 24 must be a citizen of a federally-recognized tribe and reside within the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county jurisdiction. The program raised the age of participants to age 24 this year. Applicants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the application process.
Program participants will work in a Cherokee Nation department, or, with the tribe’s assistance, could be placed in a public school, library or private business. Cherokee Nation funds the employment program.
For more information on the employment program or the Summer Youth Leadership Intern Program, call 918-453-5555.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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