This is a 3 page job application that I used with my students when doing a newspaper unit. The students were expected to complete an application in order to be 'offered' a job working for the newspaper. However, it is generic enough to be used for any 'job' that they students would be applying for.
My students took this very seriously and looked forward to filling out a new one when they decided they wanted to switch 'jobs'.
This application is easy to follow for students and includes sections that are easier for students in 4-12 grade to fill out, while still containing sections that the students will see when applying for jobs in the 'real world'.
When asking for work experience, I had my students include things such as chores at home or classroom jobs if they had not held any other job. When looking for the two references, I had them approach other school staff and ask them if the student could use them as a reference, which is excellent practice as well.
The document is three pages and in Word format, so it can be adjusted to meet your individual project needs.