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About Ladders for Leaders

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers outstanding 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. By hiring Ladders for Leaders interns, employers are matched with job-ready applicants that have been vetted and trained. Students undergo a competitive application process, and receive 30 hours of pre-employment training.

Ladders for Leaders is a component of NYC's Summer Youth Employment Program, the nation's largest summer jobs program. It is administered by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the Mayor's Office for Youth Employment and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.

Who are Our Participants?

Outstanding - Diverse - Trained - Skilled

Interested in Hiring Ladders Participants?

Fill out the short form below with basic information regarding your intern recruitment needs and timeline. A staff member from DYCD will reach out to you in a timely manner to discuss next steps.

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