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Paid internships for low-income young adults (age 16–24)
Work Progress Program by NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) | Multiple providers
Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Out-of-school youth, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care
No fixed amount of time, Part-time
Last updated on Mar 17, 2023
This program provides internship opportunities to young adults, especially those who are out of work and out of school.
Low-income young adults aged 16–24 can get paid internships with non-profits through the Work Progress Program (WPP). Many different non-profit organizations in all five boroughs are WPP providers. Each provider recruits and manages the internship experience, and your internship type depends on their current offerings.
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 the application process).
Some internships may have other requirements.
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.
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, or
- Email email@example.com