What should I know about becoming a job partner?

For over 20 years, Urban Alliance has worked with thousands of young people to achieve economic success in partnership the business community. Urban Alliance works to make the experience as easy, rewarding, and valuable to job partners as possible.

How it Works

UA provides:

  1. Five weeks of pre-employment training for youth in critical workplace skills such as professional communication, problem-solving, and time management
  2. On-going job and life skill development through weekly workshops
  3. Individual case management to ensure that youth and workplace mentors are supported every step of the way
  4. Mentor training and ongoing troubleshooting to ease the transition for both interns and employers
  5. Regular check-ins, evaluations, and site visits for real-time improvement throughout the year
  6. Public recognition of job partner investment

Job partner provides:

  1. A fee for service to cover intern salaries, case management support, and post-program services
  2. On-site, one-on-one team member (mentor) to supervise intern’s professional development
  3. Meaningful work and assignments
  4. Workplace accessible via public transportation


  • Interns work up to 600 hours over a 10-month period
    • October through mid-June: Interns work part-time (Mon-Thurs from 2-5 pm)
    • Mid-June through early-August: Interns work full-time (Mon-Thurs from 9 am to 5 pm)
  • September: Interns begin pre-work training
  • October: Mentor training & Internships begin
  • January & April: Site visits and evaluations
  • August: Internships end

Contact us to learn more becoming an Urban Alliance partner.