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High School Summer Internship Program

 

During the summer of 2019 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 paid summer internship for forty (40) talented NYC high school students to work full-time in house at the 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 Monday March 4, 2019 Midnight. Please follow the directions below to submit your application. If you encounter any difficulties submitting your application, 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 (Resume and/or transcript) should be uploaded as part of your Google application. The file(s) should be saved according to the following format FIRST NAME_ LAST NAME_TYPE OF DOCUMENT_2019

    STEP 2:

    Based upon your grade average, please complete the appropriate DYCD application:

    • If your grade average is 3.00 or 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.

    After Ladders for Leaders deadline passes, all Ladders for Leaders applicants must fill out both DYCD SYEP and DYCD Ladders for Leaders applications, regardless of grade average. Please check https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/jobs-internships.page for the most up to date deadlines for both SYEP and Ladders for Leaders application, or contact NYC Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646 with any questions regarding the DYCD application process.

    STEP 3:
    If selected, you will receive notification via email for an interview beginning March 12, 2019. If your application is selected via the SYEP lottery system, interviews will be on a rolling basis.

    Incomplete packages will not be considered. Both NYC Department of Design and Construction and Department of Youth and Community Development applications must be completed.

     

    INTERVIEW INFORMATION: 

    Friday March 22, 2019 or Friday March 29, 2019 (3:30pm – 5:30pm)
    New York City Department of Design and Construction
    30-30 Thomson Ave. | Long Island City, New York 11101

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION 

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