Project CREATE Paid Experiences are available exclusively to Opportunity Now Students. We offer a paid youth-based communications experience that provides professional, character and confidence development. We work with a variety of young adults who are eager to challenge themselves through media technology.
- VIDEO EDITING
- GRAPHIC DESIGN
- AND MORE
This is a PAID EXPERIENCE where you can earn up to $12 per hour. We have a LIMITED number of openings available. Submitting your application DOES NOT guarantee selection.
When applying, be sure to tell us why you’re interested in being part of our program and why you should be selected. This part of the application process is very important, but remember to have fun with it. Don’t stress. Just be yourself!
Pre-ETS Experience Opportunities
Earn a little cash during your Spring Break. This experience focuses on teaching you what you need to understand design fundamentals, along with gaining valuable work skills.
2-Week or 4-Week Summer
This experience puts you on the path to mastering your camera-phone, while using it and other tech to learn how to produce professional work. You’ll have fun, make new friends and grow your skills and talents.
We split our 70-hour experience program into 8-hour Saturday workdays. Within a 2-month period, you’ll learn what you need to know to make creative projects with your smartphone.
Apply for our Creative Paid Experience today! We have a limited number of competitive slots for each Cohort.
You must APPLY for Project CREATE in the city nearest your home/school. These paid experiences vary in days/times, are run between 8am until 5pm. Parents, your child MUST have daily transportation to attend.
Project CREATE Paid Experiences are typically 2-weeks long. However, certain Louisiana cohorts may be up to 4-weeks long.
This is a competitive opportunity, so your student will have to describe best as to why they are interested in being part our program, and why we should consider them to be part of Project CREATE Paid Experience.
Questions about income impact
on Benefits & Taxes
Individuals selected to work for Project CREATE Summer Paid Experience have the potential to earn a maximum of $960 in gross pay (before tax deductions), if they work the entire 80 hours.
TAXES: Unless the taxpayer is on the verge of the next tax bracket, the income amount earned by their child should have no impact on their taxes. We recommend a quick conversation with a tax preparer or research on the IRS website to gain the answers they need. Project CREATE is not authorized to determine how the amount earned will impact intern’s taxes.
BENEFITS: Project CREATE recommends parents with questions to speak with someone involved with the agency from which they receive the benefits in question. For example, a person receiving SSI could work a part-time job if the income earned does not exceed a certain amount set by the Social Security Administration each year. To determine what that amount is – a parent would need to contact their local Social Security Administration office or seek that information on their official website.