Students can apply online at www.cityofmemphisyouth.org to submit their application into the lottery. A lottery is held to select students at random to be considered for job placement. In order to ensure a fair opportunity for representation throughout the city, a certain number of students are selected into each Group from each City Council District.
Verification and Interview Process for MPLOY Youth
Upon selection from the lottery, students are invited to continue with the verification process and interview process.
The following documents are required for students to be verified for employment:
- Photo identification
- Proof of residence in the City of Memphis
- Photocopy of social security card
- Verification of education status
- Proof of age
- Teacher recommendation
Click here to view a checklist of all required documents
Letter of Recommendation
Click here to download the Letter of Recommendation Form for student applicants.
The letter of recommendation is to be submitted by the student from a school official, and must include the official school seal or stamp. This letter of recommendation is a required document to complete the MPLOY Verification process.
Once a student has completed the verification process, the student will be invited to interview with the MPLOY Team, as a way to gain experience with expectations of professional presentation and demeanor. This also allows for the MPLOY Team to get to know the students’ personal skills set and professional aspirations in an individualized way, for consideration when placing the student based on his/her career interests.
Placement Process for MPLOY Youth
Students will be given their job assignments based on their education level, career interest, and availability. Schedule permitting, students will also be encouraged to attend an event where they will have the opportunity to network with worksite representatives in advance of receiving their job assignments. This will allow the student an opportunity to express their interest in a specific job industry, as well as allow worksite representatives to get to know the students that will potentially be placed at their organization.