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High School Summer Internship Program

 

During the summer of 2018 the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD), will offer a summer internship for thirty (30) talented NYC high school students to work full-time in house at New York City Department of Design and Construction. 

The High School Summer Internship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology. The program is structured to enable students to gain exposure to the many careers in the built environment and to learn about what it takes to build NYC. It is a unique opportunity to prepare students for the growing demands of the job market. 

Assignments may include AutoCAD (computer aided design) drafting for students interested in architecture or engineering, internet research, word processing, spreadsheet creation, and other clerical work. Students work for six weeks, (five days a week) in a program that combines hands-on work and educational programming.

To download a PDF with more detailed information on the program, click here.


APPLICATION PROCESS

You are required to submit the following as part of your completed application: 

  • DDC High School Summer Internship application
  • Current resume
  • DYCD Ladders for Leaders and/or Summer Youth Employment Program Application
  • School transcript ***(non - Ladders for Leaders applicants only)

STEP 1: 
Submit your completed DDC High School Summer Internship Program application online by January 5th, 2018. Please choose one of the following options to submit your application. If you encounter any difficulties, please call us at (718) 391-2888 for assistance. 

ONLINE SUBMISSION: 
  1. Fill out and submit your information using our Google form
  2. All supporting documents should be emailed to STEAM@ddc.nyc.gov with the subject heading: “2018 HSSIP – [FIRST NAME LAST NAME]” 

STEP 2:
Please complete the appropriate DYCD application based upon your grade average: 
  • If your grade average is 3.00 and above, please complete the NYC DYCD Ladders for Leaders application.
  • If your grade average is below 3.00, please complete the NYC DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application. 

All Ladders for Leaders applicants must fill out both SYEP and Ladders for Leaders applications, regardless of grade average. 

STEP 3:
If selected, you will receive notification for an interview by January 12th, 2018 via Email. If your application is selected via the SYEP lottery system, interviews will be on a rolling basis.

Incomplete documents will not be considered, both NYC Department of Design and Construction and Department of Youth and Community Development applications must be completed. 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

STEAM Hotline: 718.391.2888 
STEAM email: STEAM@ddc.nyc.gov