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Summer Youth Employment Program

 
studentnyc.gov/syep
1-800-246-4646
 
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.
 
Participants can earn money based on their attendance and participation. SYEP lasts six weeks from July to August. All applications to internships programs opened March 1st, 2022 and the deadline is May 6, 2022. Click on application.nycsyep.com for the application page.
 
Programs
SYEP Younger Youth (14-15 years old): Activities will take place for 12.5 hours a week for six weeks in July and August and participants will receive up to a $700 stipend based on their attendance and participation.
SYEP Older Youth (16-21 years old): Youth will earn the New York State minimum wage of $15.00 an hour and may work up to 25 hours per week for six weeks in July and August.
 
Eligibility
— Young people 14-21 can explore various career paths through various paid-summer jobs throughout NYC.
— Must reside within the five boroughs of New York City.
— Be legally allowed to work in the United States.
 
How to Apply
To apply to the program you can do one of the following:
— Visit the website application.nycsyep.com and follow the links to fill out the application online or download a paper copy. Application deadline is May 6, 2022
— Paper applications can also be obtained from one of the community based organizations or providers operating the program. A complete list of authorized SYEP providers can be found on nyc.gov/assets/dycd/downloads/pdf/2021CB_SYEP_Older_Youth_Provider_List_Final.pdf. Application deadline is May 6, 2022
— Youth can be selected to the program via two options, through a lottery or direct recruitment by an SYEP provider to specialized programming.
— If selected by the lottery you will be contacted via the email address and/or phone number.
— Participants are paid weekly with a debit card or with Direct Deposit to a bank account of their choice.
 
Find more information at nyc.gov/site/dycd.
 
ESPANOL/SPANISH
 
nyc.gov/syep
1-800-246-4646
 
El Programa de Empleo Juvenil de Verano (SYEP) es el programa de empleo juvenil más grande del país, que conecta a los jóvenes de NYC entre las edades de 16 y 21 años con oportunidades de exploración de carreras y experiencia laboral remunerada cada verano.
 
Los participantes pueden ganar un estipendio de hasta $700 semanal que se pagará semanalmente según la asistencia y participación de los jóvenes. Las actividades de SYEP son de 12,5 horas a la semana durante seis semanas, desde julio a agosto. Las solicitudes se abrieron el 1 de marzo de 2022 y la fecha límite es el 22 de abril de 2022. Haz clic en application.nycsyep.com para acceder a la página de la solicitud.
 
Elegibilidad
— Jóvenes de 16 a 21 años pueden explorar varias carreras a través de varios trabajos de verano pagados en toda la ciudad de Nueva York.
— Debe residir dentro de los cinco distritos de la ciudad de Nueva York.
— Estar legalmente autorizado para trabajar en los Estados Unidos.
 
Cómo Aplicar
Presenta una solicitud. Para presentar una solicitud al programa, puede realizar una de las siguientes acciones:
— Visita el sitio web application.nycsyep.com y sigue los enlaces para completar la solicitud en línea o descargar una copia impresa.
— Las solicitudes en papel también se pueden obtener en organizaciones comunitarias o proveedores del programa. Encuentra una lista completa de proveedores de SYEP autorizados en nyc.gov/assets/dycd/downloads/pdf/2021CB_SYEP_Older_Youth_Provider_List_Final.pdf.
 
Encuentrea más información en nyc.gov/site/dycd.
 
Updated on March 3, 2022


Outdoor Leadership Academy by Concrete Safaris

 
concrete_safaris_logoconcretesafaris.org/outdoor-leadership-academy
158 East 115th Street, Suite 144, New York, NY 10029
(646) 869-1503 | info@concretesafaris.org
 
Concrete Safaris is an organization that prepares young people to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.
 
The Outdoor Leadership Academy is an internship program designed to train teenagers and young adults from 14 to 24 years on environmental health literacy, first aid, community engagement, and the development of soft and hard professional skills. For instance, participants will have the chance to visit companies virtually to practice interviewing, improve their resumes, and learn about the world of work.
 
The stipend for this internship is $700 for up to 12 hours/week of experiential education over 5 weeks.
 
Eligibility
► Live in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program.
 
How to Apply
► Youth will be selected through the citywide SYEP lottery and will participate in virtual and in-person learning opportunities.
► Start your application by visiting the 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Application Portal at
application.nycsyep.com
14-15-year-olds, select Concrete Safaris Inc. as your Provider
16-24-year-olds, select El Barrio’s Operation Fightback as your Provider
► Deadline to apply is April 22nd, 2022.
 
Program Start and End Date
The program will run from July – August, 2022 for 14-15 years-old. The duration of the program is 6 weeks.
 
Learn more at concretesafaris.org/outdoor-leadership-academy
 
Updated on March 10, 2022
 


Future and Options Internships & Workshops

 
FO_logowww.futuresandoptions.org
120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271
(212) 601-0002 | info@futuresandoptions.org
 
The Career Essentials Workshops by Future and Options helps high school students (16 year old or older) learn and hone their communication, presentation, and workplace etiquette skills. Thirteen workshops will be offered in a remote format in late February.
 
Eligibility
High school students (16 year old or older).
 
How to Apply
The deadline to apply has passed this year. Check back in Fall 2022. Please contact Meghan Becker at mbecker@futuresandoptions.org if you have any questions.
 
Application Response
Once your application is submitted, Future and Options will contact you to arrange a virtual group interview. Students will be selected after this interview.
 
Program Start Date
The workshops will start during the week of February 22nd.
 
Internships Opportunities
Internship applications will be released later in the year. Please contact Shakina Kirton at skirton@futuresandoptions.org or call (212) 601-0002 with any questions.
 
Find more information visit https://www.futuresandoptions.org/fao/what_we_do/how_to_apply.
 
Updated on March 10, 2022.


Saltz Internship Program by the American Museum of Natural History

 
AMNH-logoamnh.org/learn-teach/teens/saltz-internship-program
200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5102
(212) 769-5100

 
The Saltz Internship Program is an education and employment program for high school students 14 years old and up. Interns facilitate science conversations using artifacts, specimens, models, and scientific tools on mobile stations throughout the museum and at dioramas and displays in museum halls with museum visitors.
 
Interns receive a $900 stipend for the duration of the summer internship (July-August), Metrocards, tickets to visit special exhibitions at the museum, opportunities to attend career and college workshops, and more.
 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Saltz Internship Program currently is on pause for 2022 sessions. We encourage you to look at the website in Fall 2022 for updates on the Saltz Internship Program.

 
Eligibility
► Live in New York City and/or Attend High School in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program and be a current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.
 
How to Apply
Submit an Online Application and Short Answer Responses via the application link (available later in Summer 2021). Each Answer should be 1 paragraph of 5-6 sentences
► How will this internship benefit your school and/or career pathway?
► Describe something unique that you bring to a team and how it would benefit you as an intern at the AMNH.
► What have you found most challenging about the sciences you’ve studied in school?
► Outside of school, what science topic(s) have captured your attention most recently? Why?
► Reflect on a challenging obstacle that you have faced. What have you learned from that experience?
 
Applications are closed! If you would like to be added to the internship mailing list click here. Find more details about the internship at amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/saltz-internship-program
 
Updated on March 10, 2021.
 


New York District Attorney’s High School Internship Program

 
dany-badgemanhattanda.org/careers/internship-opportunities/high-school-internship
HighSchoolInternship@dany.nyc.gov
 
The New York District Attorney Internship Program is a robust internship that offers students residing hands-on experience with the Criminal Justice System. Interns help Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members in their work, attend presentations and trips, and also participate in a mock trial.
 
Eligibility
— Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made).
— Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in high school at the time they apply (current freshmen may not apply).
 
Dates and Compensation
— Applicants must commit to attending one of the two available 4-week internship sessions
Virtual Session 1: July 5-29, 2022.
Virtual Session 2: August 1-26, 2022.
— Interns will participate virtually Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 1 pm with the possibility of in-person opportunities contingent upon COVID-19.
— The internship is virtual and may not offer compensation, contact highschoolinternship@dany.nyc.gov for more info.
 
How to Apply
The application opens January 31, 2022. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants must attach the following:
— A one-page resume.
— A 300-word essay describing your interest in criminal justice (for example, you may submit an essay discussing what “one standard of justice for all” means to you).
–Start the application at manhattanda.org/careers/internship-opportunities/high-school-internship and click on Apply here“.
 
More information
For questions, inquire at highschoolinternship@dany.nyc.gov or by calling (347-417-2001).
 
Updated on March 10, 2022
 


NASA Internships

 
nasa-logo-web-rgbnasa.gov/centers/goddard/education/internships.html
(202) 358-0001 (Office)
Contact page nasa.gov/content/submit-a-question-for-nasa

 
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center offers hundreds of internship opportunities each year across four campuses located at:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia
Goddard Institute For Space Studies, New York City
Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Fairmont, West Virginia
 
Eligibility
–U.S. citizenship
–GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
–High school students: at least 16 years of age and a current sophomore, junior or senior
–Undergraduate or graduate students: at the time the opportunity begins, must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university.
 
How to Apply
— Summer 2022 applications are now being accepted. For the optimal chance of being considered please submit your application by March 4, 2022. The summer session will begin June 6, 2022.
Fall 2022 applications are now being accepted. For the optimal chance of being considered please submit your application by July 8, 2022. The fall session will begin August 29, 2022.
— As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, NASA will closely monitor and follow guidelines from federal, state and community officials regarding on-site competitions.
Note: NASA Internships has recently migrated to a new application system. If you are a previous applicant, please be sure to renew your password (it takes 24 hours to reset) and update your profile before you apply for an opportunity.
 
More information
For additional information sent an email to GSFC-Education@mail.nasa.gov.
 
Updated on March 10, 2022


HOPP Summer Student Program

 
memorial-sloan-ketteringHOPP Summer Student Program
417 East 68th Street, Floor 6New York, NY 10065

(646) 888-2013
HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org

 
The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.
 
Eligibility
Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2022
•Must be 14 or older by June 28, 2022
•A genuine interest in science and laboratory research
•3.5 GPA in science subjects
•Two letters of recommendation
•Eight-week commitment to the program
 
How to Apply
Visit sam.mskcc.org, start the application and submit required documentation. Applications have closed for the summer. Check back in winter 2022-2023.
 
Application Documentation
• Resumé
• Copy of school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
• Signed 8 week commitment letter by parent and student
• 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 must be from a scientific or mathematic advisor/teacher). Letters must speak of student’s previous scientific experience in lab and knowledge of biological
concepts, as well as his or her commitment to education and discovery.
 
Find more information on the HOPP Summer Student Program Informational Brochure. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org or (646) 888-2013.
 
Access Frequently Asked Questions here.
 
Updated on March 10, 2022


Garden Apprentice Program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 
bbg_logobbg.org/learn/gap
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
gap@bbg.org
 
Teenagers in grades 8-12 have the chance to be involved and learn about urban agriculture and the wonders of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through the Garden Apprentice Program. The apprenticeship is a tier 9-month based program.
 
Activities
Working with visitors and children, growing, harvesting, and cooking fruits and vegetables, and exploring the plant collections and greenhouses at BBG. In tier 4, apprentices receive an hourly salary of $15.
 
Eligibility
Tier 1 – Open to students in 8th or 9th grade. Apprentices work alongside an adult instructor and a teen Tier 4 apprentice in the Children’s Garden, helping with garden-based activities for children ages 4–10 in the BBG’s after-school and weekend programs.
Tier 2 – Open to students in 10th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 1. Apprentices are placed in different mentorships in the spring, summer, and fall, such as helping our Interpretation team in the Discovery Garden or running science research projects.
Tier 3 – Open to students in 11th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 2. Apprentices run the Discovery Carts—education stations that are wheeled out onto the grounds on weekends. Apprentices build public-speaking and interpretation skills as they engage with Garden visitors.
Tier 4 – Apprentices build skills in horticulture while learning how to be environmental educators. Gardening, nature explorations, and cooking with fresh ingredients are the main activities. Note that 12th-grade students may not apply as first-time.
 
Schedule
► Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November.
► Typically, the work in a week is 2–3 hours in the spring and fall and 5–6 hours weekly during the summer programming.
► In the course of a year, apprentices spend approximately 50–60 hours in the Garden.
 
How to Apply
► Applications for the 2022 program year are currently closed. New applications for the 2023 program year will be available in the fall of 2022.
► For questions, please email gap@bbg.org or visit the FAQ section at bbg.org/learn/gap. The expired 2021 application deadline was December 16, 2021.
 
Know more about the program at bbg.org/learn/gap.
 
Updated on March 10, 2022


Center for Excellence High School Summer Programs at Mount Sinai

 
MS_Icahn_RGB_Hrztlicahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer
(212) 241-7655
ceye@mssm.edu
 
Mt. Sinai is offering two free virtual summer courses, and you can apply to both of them with the same application.
 
Summer program dates: July 5- August 12, 2022 (3-4 hours/day between 9am-3pm, 5 days/week).
Application due date: Sunday, March 20, 2022.
 
Eligibility
► Must attend NYC public school or charter school.
► Demonstrated interest in biomedical sciences and research.
► Currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
► Must be an under-represented minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) OR meet state-determined economic criteria.
If the child is not eligible on an economic or representation basis, the child can also qualify by income. Learn more by visiting icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer.
 
*Students are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status*
 
Programs
— Introduction to Bioinformatics (virtual).
— Medical and Scientific Exploration (virtual).
— Internship Placement Program (in-person).
— Hospital Placement.
— Veterinary Sciences.
— Doctors Reaching Minority Men Exploring Neuroscience (DR MMEN).
 
Requirements
► Find applications instructions here. Submit your online application by March 20, 2022 here.
► Please note you can apply to both courses at the same time with this application, but will only be accepted to one course if accepted.
► Full attendance for the duration of the 6-week program with no more than two (2) absences.
► Any additional requirements stated in individual course descriptions.
 
For additional information, please visit icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer or send an email to ceye@mssm.edu.For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) please see page 5 of this document.
 
Updated on March 10, 2022
 


The Met Summer Internships

 
metlogometmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer
Apply Online
Frequently Asked Questions
 
The Met offers undergraduate and graduate students paid internships that would help them gain professional experience and explore museum careers in the arts. In the internship, students have the opportunity to learn about public engagement practices and develop or lead tours with the public.
 
Eligibility
Open to current
► Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors
► Recent undergraduate graduates from a bachelor’s or associate’s program
► Master’s-level graduate students
► First- and second-year PhD students. Those who will have qualified as Ph.D. candidates by the time the internship starts are not eligible, but should apply to The Met’s Fellowship Program.
Note: Individuals must have completed their undergraduate or master’s degrees no more than one year prior to the application deadline. Current first-year students are not eligible to apply for this internship, but may apply for a part-time internship.
 
If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact collegeprograms@metmuseum.org.
 
Dates and Compensation
► July 6 – August 12, 2022.
Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week.
Compensation: $17 per hour, plus $1,500 toward housing/travel to New York City (less applicable taxes and deductions).
► Met interns commit to being fully present and onsite for the duration of the internship. They are not permitted to take courses or hold additional jobs or internships that coincide with their scheduled Met internship work hours.
 
How to Apply
Applications have closed for 2022! Please check back in Fall 2022 for 2023 programming.. Apply using the online application. Deadline: January 19, 2022, 5:00 pm (ET)
Notification: by the end of April 2022.
 
More information
Find more detailed instructions at https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer.
 
Updated on March 10, 2022.


Workforce Connect by the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

 
internship_vectorWorforce Connect
(800) 246-4646
(646) 343-6800

 

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them over the phone. For the most up-to-date information, please contact programs directly using the DYCD website. Read about the COVID-19 policies for the internship programs here. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit the Coronavirus Updates page by the NYC Council

 

Debido al brote del COVID-19, algunos programas están limitando servicios o los estas ofreciendo por teléfono. Para información actualizada, contacta los programas directamente visitando la página DYCD. Para aprender más acerca de los programas de apoyo para COVID-19, visita la página de “Coronavirus Updates” por el ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Nueva York

 
 
PRECOVID-19 INFORMATION
 
Internships are a great way to apply knowledge from the classroom to the real world. They help students explore different career paths, build skills, gain workforce experience, and professionalism.
 
The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) offers exciting employment opportunities for young people between 14 and 24.
 
Visit the DYCD Discover website and check the programs’ enrollment dates, requirements, and additional information.
 
Check off “Afterschool Programs” and click on the “Search” button. In the new page type “Workforce Connect” into the keyword search box. Then filter programs by zip code or neighborhood. Click on Search.
 
Also, find a summary of programs by age, skill, and location here.
 

Los internados son una gran manera de aplicar los conocimientos del salón de clase a la vida real. Los internados ayudan a estudiantes a explorar diferentes trayectorias profesionales, adquirir habilidades y ganar profesionalismo para ejercer en el mundo laboral.
 
Visita la página Discover DYCD para encontrar programas. Revisa las fechas de inscripción, requisitos, e información adicional.
 
Una vez en la página DYCD, ubica en la parte superior “Translate”, haz clic en “Translate” y selecciona “Spanish”. Después, ubica en el panel derecho “Programas para después de la escuela” y haz clic sobre el botón. En la nueva página, en la caja de búsqueda ingresa “Workforce Connect”. Filtra los programas por código postal de residencia y/o vecindario. Finalmente, haz clic en “Buscar” para obtener resultados.
 

 


 


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