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Internships for young adults

Work Progress Program by NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) | Multiple providers

Actively recruiting

Internship or short-term job

Young adults, Low-income New Yorkers, Public assistance recipients, NYCHA residents

No fixed amount of time, Part-time

Last updated 4 days ago

This program provides internship opportunities for low-income young adults in New York City.

Through the Work Progress Program (WPP), low-income young adults ages 16–24 can get paid internships at non-profits. Organizations in WPP are in all five boroughs.

Who it's for

To take part in WPP, you must be 16–24 years old.

The program gives preference to those who are out of work and out of school or at risk (determined during application process).

Some internships may have other requirements. Contact an organization of your choice to learn more.


Each WPP provider has their own unique program model, but young adults typically take part in up-front training and then work at an internship for 12 weeks.

Next Steps

Visit the WPP website to find providers near you. To learn more and apply:

  • Click on providers you’re interested in and contact them using the information on the map
  • Email