Human Development Center

PAY Check

Post-Secondary Apprenticeship for Youth (PAY Check)

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Postsecondary Apprenticeship for Youth (PAY Check) is an innovative collaboration between the LSUHSC-Human Development Center (HDC), Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), public school systems, and employers in the New Orleans metro area.

PAY Check is a 3 semester program where students participate in courses at a post-secondary institution, engage in professional career development activities, learn community and work-related skills, and gain employment experience through two 10-week paid internships.

Interested in applying to the PAY Check program?

Click here for the preliminary application form to begin the process. If you meet the admission criteria, a link to the full online application packet will be emailed to you. Contact Sue Killam at for more information.


A young man swipes credit card at grocery store register. Work-related skills include the following:



Student shows school ID Student Admission Criteria:


At the completion of the program, students are placed into jobs with career paths that align with their interests. Our goal is for students to achieve a career they love.


A young man clocks into work. Recent PAY Check employer partners include:

Email if you're interested in hiring a PAY Check intern.



Meet PAY Check participant Victor

The PAY Check program opened many doors for Victor. Get to know his story in the video below. Meet other PAY Check particpants in our Success Story page by clicking here.






PAY Check Partners


Delgado Community College


Louisiana Workforce Commission

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services





Jefferson Parish Public School System