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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

Services Provided Internship or short-term job

Eligibility Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Out-of-school youth, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Part-time

Last Updated Last updated on Nov 16, 2022

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.

Who it's for 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 the application process).

Some internships may have other requirements.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

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, or
  • Email wppadmin@hra.nyc.gov

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