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Guide to resume prep, interview prep, everything you need to find and keep your first job. Includes summer internships
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Ladders for Leaders

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Ladders for Leaders: Ladders for Leaders gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and discover new ones through:
 Pre-employment Training: Receive help with résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. Learn essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette.
 Paid Summer Internships: Paid internship opportunities available in a variety of industries to accommodate student interests.
 Opportunity to join our growing Alumni Network: Broad network of alumni, post-internship opportunities and networking events open only to past participants of the program.
Who is Eligible? 
 Youth between the ages of 16-22 who are enrolled in high school or college 
 A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 
 Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City 
 Anyone with prior work experience, either paid or volunteer 
 Legally allowed to work in New York City
Application available at DYCD website.

Young Ambassador's Program

The Smithsonian Latino Center's YOUNG AMBASSADORS PROGRAM for graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, science, or humanities as it pertains to Latin communities.  Explore various career paths, embrace your cultural heritage, gain practical skills and intellectual growth.

Week-long, expense paid training in Washington DC and internships in 17 cities and Puerto Rico, from June through August.


Application deadline:  Check back in January 2017


New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society offers the Student Historian Internship program for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. Gain: 

*vocational and academic training,

*public speaking and leadership skills, and

*an increased understanding of American art and history.

Through object and inquiry-based learning, students broaden their academic perspective, increase their confidence in professional settings, and enhance their knowledge of fulfilling careers in the museum world. 

New York State Summer School of the Arts

Interested in art, music, dance, choir or visual art?  New York State Summer School of the Arts is a sleep away program for serious students who are interested in an intensive training program over the summer. Most programs take place on college campuses in upstate New York.  All require auditions.

The Visual Arts program is still accepting applications.  See the website for more information.


Jobs in Queens

Flushing Chamber of Commerce: lists jobs across Queens, read job descriptions carefully to see if you qualify.


    Interested in Police or Detective Work

    The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. 

    The goals of the academy are:

    *        To enhance responsible citizenship.

    *        To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.

    *        To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.

    The 2016 Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.  For more information, click here 

    The Academy runs during July and August.


    To apply for this year's Youth Police Academy, complete the application and mail it to the address below.

    More information available here:  NYC Community Affairs Site.

    Download application here

    DEADLINE: Usually May.


    The FBI runs a summer program at FBI headquarters in New York City from July 5-8, 2016.

    Open to all high school students.  Deadline to apply is MAY 25, 2016.

    Applications must be mailed in.  Please see Ms. Frank Bayer in the library for an application.

    Any questions about the program can be emailed to:

    Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    City College of New York has many different summer internship opportunities, ranging from weather camp to photonics training (the science of optic light.)  Apply early!!

    Museum Opportunities

    Many museums in New York City offer summer internship experiences for high school students.  If you don't see your favorite museum below, call them directly and ask if they have a summer program.

    Opportunities in Law

    Love the law? Do you dream of being a litigator? Try to apply to one of the summer programs below.  Deadlines are early so apply now.

    Girls Who Code

    Do you want to learn how to be a web designer?  If you are a female, a Sophmore or Junior, interested in computer science, apply now for the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.  The program takes place in NYC, it is completely free and runs for 7 weeks, Monday-Friday between 9-4. 


    Technology Summer Internship

    Brooklyn Public Library is now in the open recruitment period for the Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4) program. Once more we are ready to recruit teens ages 14-18 that are interested in technology based trainings and paid work experience.

    ind more information about the T4 program, as well as the online application here:

    For answers to any questions or to simply discuss the program at any time: just call 718-230-2447 or e-mail Jackson Gomes, T4 Project Coordinator, at



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    Outdoor Opportunities

    The Ranger Conservation Corps is an all year program for teens interested in nature and the environment.  Learn about the great outdoors. Explore the New York City parks.

    Save Lives and Stay in Shape: Become a Lifeguard

    New York City is always looking for lifeguards.  If you are 16 years of age and can pass the qualifying test, you can be trained to become a lifeguard and work at the beach all summer.

    Summer Youth Employment

    If you are between 14-24 and live in New York City, you may qualify for the summer youth employment program.  Job opportunities exist in many different organizations.  Once you qualify for the program you can start interviewing for different positions.  Apply early, the positions go fast.


    Congressional Arts Contest

    2016 Congressional Arts Competition

    Have your artwork displayed at the Queens Museum and possibly, in the US CAPITOL.

    Open to all high school students living in the Sixth Congressional District.

    Winning piece from each district will be displayed in Washington, D. C. in the Cannon  Tunnel, a walkway leading from the Cannon House Office Building to the U. S. Capitol.

    First place winners in the Sixth District will also win: 2 round trip tickets to Washington D. C. to attend the Congressional Art Competition Reception.

    You may be able to win a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, if you are accepted to admission to this college.

    Application information will be posted early 2016.

    More information  available here: 


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