Internships for high school & college youth

NYC Ladders for Leaders | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Work Teen Young Adult

NYC Ladders for Leaders offers high school and college students paid summer internships at leading companies, non-profits, and government agencies. The program also offers help with:

  • resumes
  • cover letters
  • interviewing
  • workplace readiness
  • career and college exploration

After the program, students can be part of the alumni network and attend networking events.

  • The application deadline for summer 2019 was March 1
  • Internships usually start the first week in July and usually involve a minimum of 25 hours per week for at least 6 weeks
  • If under the age of 18, you must have working papers to participate

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible if you can answer yes to these questions.

  • Do you live in NYC?
  • Are you currently enrolled in high school or college?
  • Are you between 16 and 22 years old?
  • Do you have previous work experience (even as a volunteer)?
  • Do you have a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00?
  • If you are under 18 years old, do you have your working papers?

I'm Ready To Apply

The application for summer 2019 Ladders for Leaders is now closed.

How Can I Get Help?

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