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Internships for young adults ages 18–24

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

Actively recruiting

Internship or short-term job

Youth in foster care, Young adults, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Public assistance recipients, People with justice involvement

No fixed amount of time, Part-time

Last updated on Mar 24, 2021

This program provides internship opportunities to young adults who are out of work and out of school.

Through the Work Progress Program (WPP), low-income young adults ages 16–24 can get paid internships. As WPP providers, non-profit organizations recruit and manage the internship experience. Your internship type depends on a non-profit’s offerings. WPP providers are 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 a WPP organization of your choice to learn more.

Schedule

Each WPP provider has their own unique program model, but young adults typically take part in up-front training then work at an internship for about 12 weeks. Internships are typically 15–20 hours per week.

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 wppadmin@hra.nyc.gov

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