SYEP Deadline Extended!

2017 Interns networking after a Ladders for Leaders event.

There’s still time to put in an application for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)! SYEP is a six-week paid employment opportunity that gives NYC residents between the ages of 14-24 an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an entry-level position. Applicants will be selected via a lottery process. Submit your SYEP application before the March 30th deadline.

Next Cycle of YAIP Begins in March

YAIP participant fixing a motorcycle.

The next cycle of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) will begin later this month. The Young Adult Internship Program is a 14-week paid internship for NYC residents who are 16-24 years old, not working and not in school. YAIP programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City and offer a range of placements in many industries, including construction, hospitality, healthcare, and retail. To find a YAIP program near you, please call Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646.

Y-MVP Fitness Program

Y-MVP Fitness Program poster

The Y-MVP Teen Fitness Challenge class is a FREE program designed to engage teens in greater amounts of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Over the course of eight-week sessions, fitness coaches lead weekly small group training classes at NYC YMCAs. Teens are guided through a progression of cardio, strength, cross-training and flexibility missions and ultimately learn how to set and achieve personal goals. The program blends fun fitness activities with a dynamic mobile app that motivates, recognizes and rewards young people’s MVP levels while helping them to create life-long healthy habits. To register for classes or for more info, please visit the Y-MVP website.


Free Technology Training and Career Development

NPower’s Tech Fundamentals program prepares students to begin careers in the field of information technology by offering free tech training, mentoring from business leaders, paid internships, career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications, job placement services and access to a robust alumni network. In as little as 22 weeks, NPower students develop the tech skills they need to realize a career in technology. The specific coursework focuses on basic tech competencies needed for entry-level IT employment. Visit the NPower website for application and program info.

Strong Path To Graduation

The CUNY Start-ASAP Foster Care Initiative aims to connect students to CUNY Start and/or ASAP to improve persistence and increase their chances of timely graduation at CUNY. The Foster Care Initiative ensures a coordinated pathway to CUNY degree completion and is made possible thanks to the generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The CUNY Start-ASAP Foster Care Initiative will serve students aged 17-21. For application and program information, visit CUNY's Start-ASAP website for details.

Assistance in Catholic School Tuition

The Cardinal’s Scholarship Program provides aid to families who wish to enroll their children in an inner-city Catholic school affording parents a viable choice in their children’s education. Scholarship amounts vary according to annual income, household size, and the number of children enrolled in Catholic school. The maximum award does not exceed 75 percent of the student’s total annual tuition. Please visit the scholarship program website for more details.

NYU Aspire Program

NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Aspire is a scholarship program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented communities who will be first-generation college students. Aspire is a two-year college prep and mentoring program that features a variety of classes and workshops, which will prepare selected applicants for the college admissions process and experience. The program begins with a one-week college immersion intensive in the summer and continues with support throughout your junior and senior year in high school. The deadline to apply for this program is March 30, 2018, so apply today by visiting the Aspire program’s website.


Recycle for a Scholarship

Nearly 1/2 of Americans don’t recycle their beauty and personal care products. That’s a major reason these bathroom empties take up so much space in our landfills. Make fun and creative bins for bathrooms and you could win a $5,000 scholarship! Visit the scholarship page to join.

Save the Mascots Scholarship

Tag your school to help make every college campus tobacco-free! Join the movement to create the first 100% tobacco-free generation and get the chance to earn a $2,500 scholarship. Visit the Do Something website to join.


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Internships 💼

Summer Internship Program at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) Summer Internship Program connects college-attending or college-bound young adults with Navy Yard-based businesses for eight-week summer internships. The Summer Internship Program gives students an opportunity to gain real work experience, exposure to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the industrial sector, and the opportunity to earn a salary during the summer that may supplement their college costs. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, the deadline for all applications is April 2, 2018. Please, visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard's website for criteria and application information.

Intern at the Mayor’s Office

The Mayor’s Office Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop the capacity to solve New York City’s most pressing issues. The mission of the Mayor’s Office Internship Program is to build a diverse pipeline of future public service leaders. This highly selected diverse group of men and women collaborate with staff to better the Office of the Mayor and New York City. Visit their application website for more information and to apply before the deadline of April 8th, 2018.

Way Up

Everyone remembers the excitement of landing their first job, but unfortunately for most, the journey to finding it was not an easy one. Since day one, Way Up set out to change that. Way Up feels strongly that opportunity belongs to all, and that an individual should never be limited by their economic status, race, sexual orientation, gender, who you know, where you went to school, or where you're from. Way up empowers early career candidates to discover and be discovered by employers. Visit Way Up's website to sign up and view the list of internships in the New York City area.

NYC Cares Summer 2018 Internship

The Corporate Relations Intern will work closely with many of the city’s top corporations to complete service projects in the field and will develop strong administrative skills in the office. The Corporate Relations team creates and manages corporate service programs for approximately 150 corporate sponsors throughout the year. The Corporate Relations Intern will report to a Corporate Service Manager and support the department by staffing corporate service projects throughout the city and by executing critical administrative tasks. Please visit the NYC Cares website for qualifications and hiring information.

NYC Guides

Growing Up NYC
Summer Guide

NYC Opportunity recently released a Growing Up NYC Summer Guide. This is where parents and caregivers can discover free and low-cost programs for summer 2018. The brand-new Growing Up NYC Summer Guide features a range of sports, outdoors, arts, education, and STEM programs for youth of all ages, as well as college prep, jobs, and internships for teens and young adults.

Generation NYC

Generation NYC is a new resource for teens and young adults brought to you by NYC Children’s Cabinet and NYC Opportunity. It is a website for youth (ages 13-24) to get informed, get inspired, and get exploring in NYC. Teens and young adults can visit Topics to learn useful information, Inspirations to hear stories of other youth in NYC, and Trips to find free day trips in and around the City.

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