New York Youth Jobs Program

Work/Internship Teen Young Adult

Are you a 16 – 24 year old who needs help finding a job? The New York Youth Jobs Program can help! The program can help you get into the workplace and succeed. After getting certified by the New York State (NYS) Department of Labor, you can search for jobs in the NYS Job Bank.


To participate in the New York Youth Jobs Program, you must:

  • Be 16 to 24 years old
  • Live in New York State
  • Be unemployed

To see the full list of requirements, visit the NYS Department of Labor website.

How to Apply

To begin the process, you can get certified by the NYS Department of Labor by filling out the youth application online. The Department will accept faxed or mailed applications from youth with little or no access to a computer, but will not accept applications submitted for youth by a business or tax consultant.

Once you’re certified, you can check the NYS Job Bank for job openings. If you need help finding a job, you can go to a local NYS Career Center.