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Accumulating Resume and Work Experience

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN PUBLIC SCHOOL

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

  • Department of Education places students in a variety of internships
  • Paid summer internship program for six weeks (July – August)
  • For students ages 14 to 24
  • Provides job coach (special education teacher/provider)

For more information, please visit NYC's Department of Youth & Community Development's Jobs & Internships page.

Work, Learn, and Grow Employment Program

  • Department of Education places students in a variety of internships
  • Paid year round internships (September – June)
  • For students ages 14 to 24

Must be a SYEP participant Training Opportunities Program (TOP)

  • Administered by the Transition Coordination Center (formerly Placement and Referral Center)
  • Paid internships for students with disabilities
  • TOP liaisons will identify work locations where students with IEPs will earn minimum wage and can work up to 15 hours per week
  • Hours count towards Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS)

Ladders for Leaders:

  • Paid summer internships with corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies
  • Students receive help with resume, cover letter writing, and interviewing skills
  • Internships align with students' career goals and interests
  • For students ages 16 to 22
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
CATEGORY
Learning and School, Transition and college, Working and Adult Life, Support for employment
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