Jobs & Internships

Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP)

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Provides job-ready 16-24 year-old young adults who are not working and not in school, placement into a short-term internship opportunity. Funded through the Mayor's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), the program offers 14 weeks of paid orientation, training and work followed by 9 months of follow-up services and assistance for placement in permanent jobs, training programs and educational opportunities.

YAIP programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, and offer a range of placements in many industries, including construction, hospitality, healthcare, and retail.

For more information, please contact 800-246-4646.

Enrollment Dates

  • Enrollment is ongoing – the next cycle of YAIP is scheduled to start March, 2018

Program Requirements

  • Ages 16 - 24
  • Not enrolled in school, and not working
  • Ability to read at a 6th grade reading level
  • Does not have an AA or BA

Additional Information

  • 14 Week Paid Internship
  • Follow-up Services

*The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.