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High School Summer Internship Program

 

During the summer of 2020 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 thirty (30) 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

 

STEP 1: 

Submit your completed Ladders for Leaders Application online by Friday, February 7th, 2020 Midnight. Please follow the directions below to submit your application.

Fill out the application ONLINE at https://application.nycsyep.com

STEP 2:
  • Then submit it electronically to the Ladders Provider of your choice.
  • Applicants can apply to any of the authorized Ladder Providers regardless of their borough of residence.
  • Review the list of required documents and have them ready (see Required Documents Checklist in Ladders for Leaders application).

You do not have to submit any required documents to the Ladders Provider until you have been selected for a job.
 
Please check nyc.gov/Ladders for the most up to date deadlines Ladders for Leaders application, or contact NYC Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646 with any questions regarding the DYCD application process.
 
Students not eligible for Ladders for Leaders can apply for this internship through DYCD SYEP 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, 2020. If your application is selected via the SYEP lottery system, interviews will be on a rolling basis. 

 

INTERVIEW INFORMATION: 

Friday March 20, 2020 or Friday March 27, 2020 (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