Thursday, April 9, 2009

ATTENTION: Summer Jobs and Internships Available!

So we’re in the process of compiling information for youth who are looking for summer jobs and internship opportunities.

First we want to bring your attention to the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which has been funded in part through Federal stimulus money. SYEP helps build knowledge about community programs and organizations, while teaching invaluable instruction and training on real-world employment. Their application should be posted on the website soon, and we encourage all interested youth to apply.

Additionally, the City of New York has a lot of job and internship information on their website. You can follow the links for internships and summer job opportunities there, but we’d suggest going straight to each governmental and City agency site listed and searching for their summer internship/employment opportunities one-by-one (the agency and departmental sites tend to be the most updated). We’d also suggest getting started on these searches as soon as possible.

The New York City Police Department offers summer programs (and other youth programs) developed with the specific goal of reducing negative youth behaviors, and improving relationships between police and young people.

Lastly, you should also check out the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services Summer Internship Program. The internships listed here are solely for undergraduate and graduate students, and many are non-paying, but they are some of the best governmental internships the City of New York offers.

Hopefully, we can start listing more summer job and internship information as we get them, specifically opportunities that are locally-based. If you are an employer looking to hire youth in the 35th Council District, please send detailed information about the position, establishment, and any requirements to Please help give independence, experience, and education to a young person in our neighborhood.


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