ROSE Program Application

The ROSE Program (Realizing Opportunities through Summer Employment) is a summer internship program for Pasadena youth and young adults age 14-24 in low to moderate-income households. ROSE workers will receive a $1,500 stipend for training and a six-week assignment during the period June 1 through August 7, 2020. All ROSE interns will be required to attend mandatory trainings prior to beginning work and will be assigned to intern for six weeks. All selected applicants will be notified of their training dates by email. Work assignments include, but are not limited to, day camps, maintenance, clerical, technology, engineering, and planning. The City of Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department sponsors the ROSE Program to serve Pasadena youth and young adults by promoting early development of employment skills.

The ROSE online application consists of the following:

  • Applicant Information
  • Income Eligibility
  • Participant Rules and Responsibilities
  • Voluntary Statistical Information

Please note: Altadena residents are not eligible. -- Applicants enrolled in the Pasadena Unified School District residing outside of the City of Pasadena do not qualify for this program.

Online applications must include applicant and guardian signatures if under 18. Please note the online application cannot be saved for future access. Be prepared to complete the application in full. In support with the Green City program, the ROSE application is now online.


The online application is desktop and mobile-friendly. If you need access to a computer, please visit Jackie Robinson Community Center, Villa Parke Community Center, or La Pintoresca Teen Education Center. For information about the computer lab hours, please call (626) 744-7300.

When submitting the completed ROSE online application you must upload copies of the following supplemental documents (3 MB or lower):

  • Identification Card: Valid school ID with picture, California ID, or CA Driver’s License
  • Proof of age: California ID/Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, or U.S. Passport
  • Proof of Pasadena Residency: Most recent utility bill with parent/guardian’s name and matching address
  • Proof of Household Income: Any one of the following items: 2018 or 2019 1040A Tax Returns, (W-2’s will NOT be accepted), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), CalWORKs-Food Stamps (Notice of Action), Section 8 (Rent Subsidy), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Kinship Guardian Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP), paycheck stubs, School Free or reduced lunch meal letter. Address must match the address on the application.
  • Proof of Grades: A copy of the most recent report card for those in middle and high schools. A 2.0 G.P.A. or higher is required to participate in the ROSE program. *An exception to this requirement will be made for applicants in middle and high school who receive special education services and do not receive a report card with letter grades. If you believe you qualify for this exception, please contact Kenny James prior to submitting your application:, (626) 744-7509.

Complete applications along with accompanied supplemental documents must be uploaded to the web-portal by Friday, March 20, 2020. If you have trouble with the web portal, please come to the Jackie Robinson Community Center before March 20, 2020 and staff will happily assist you. PARENTS MAY NOT SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPLICANT.



Qualifying applicants will be required to participate in an oral interview on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31, or Wednesday, April 1 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applicants will receive an email between March 23 through March 27 on the specific date and time of the interview. A Social Security Card or Alien Registration Card must be submitted at the time of the interview. Please do not upload these documents online. Failure to attend the scheduled interview will result in an automatic disqualification from the hiring process. Interview scores ultimately determine employment opportunities with the ROSE program.

All candidates will receive an e-mail notifying them of their status with the ROSE program.
The e-mail address provided on the application will be the primary source of communication. Applicants are expected to check e-mail regularly. Failing to respond to an e-mail may result in disqualification from hiring consideration.

For more information, please call (626) 744-7300 or email


This form is currently closed for submissions. Application period will begin March 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm and be closed March 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm