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Future Entrepreneurs in Creative Industries Program (FECIIP)

Program Description

This program is a ground-breaking opportunity for high school age youth residing in the City of Wilmington and New Castle County. Internships at various businesses, non-profit and faith-based organizations offer paid work experiences that make real connections between academic studies and career exploration. The program prepares youth for entry-level positions as well as for entrepreneurial ventures and provides guidance on determining post-secondary plans. Youth are provided with workforce skills training in monthly workshops and personal counseling to help them meet their responsibilities. They benefit from structured employment during "out of school" time, acquire workforce skills, and are mentored by career professionals. Participants are paid $10.00/hour and work an average of 15 hours weekly over 20 weeks during the school year. At the conclusion of the 20-week session, high school participants have earned income and completed a meaningful work experience related to their career interests. Wilmington young people are capable, competent, confident emerging leaders. In this program, high school interns thrive from leadership development and on-the-job training under the guidance of professional mentors. Youth select an area of interest and gain useful experience in design, media communications, education, health & wellness, science, technology, library science, museum studies, conservation, and community development. Internships assist in preparing students for post-secondary training, college, and careers.

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Note: Students are compensated for participating

Program Eligibility

This program is available to children no matter where they live or go to school. If you have additional questions or want to learn more, please contact our team. We'd be happy to assist you!

Scholarships & Special Benefits

  • Dual Language:
  • Financial Aid / Scholarships
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Purchase of Care (POC)
  • Free Meals
  • Free Medical Care
  • Special Needs Accomodations
  • Before School Care

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Arts & CultureCareer Awareness & Exploration

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Future Entrepreneurs in Creative Industries Program (FECIIP)

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