Jobs & Internships

NYC Ladders for Leaders Employers

The NYC Ladders for Leaders program, a component of the Summer Youth Employment Program, launched in 2006, offers students the opportunity to participate in summer internships at businesses throughout New York City where they gain firsthand experience in a variety of disciplines.

Who are our participants?

Our participants are:

  • Outstanding students from top high schools and colleges
  • New York City residents between the ages of 16 and 22
  • Trained to work in a professional work environment
  • Skilled in the use of technology and social media
  • Diverse representing various cultural and educational backgrounds

How you can nurture and tap into the talent of the future?

Your company can support the program by:

  • Providing paid professional internship opportunities
  • Donating funds to support program costs and
  • Offering in-kind resources

Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a NYC Ladders for Leaders partner or learning more about the program, please email us at nycladdersforleaders@dycd.nyc.gov or call 646-343-6651.

*The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.