SUMMER INTERNSHIP: Ladders for Leaders


2018 Ladders for Leaders Program Applications Open
Program Period:  July-August 2018
For more information: NYC Ladders for Leaders
For the application: 

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Ladders for Leaders gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and discover new ones through:

✔ Pre-employment Training: Receive help with résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. Learn essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette.

✔ Paid Summer Internships: Paid internship opportunities are available in a variety of industries to accommodate student interests.

✔ Opportunity to join a growing Alumni Network: Broad network of alumni, post-internship opportunities and networking events are open only to past participants of the program.

Eligibility Requirements
✔ Youth between the ages of 16-22 who are enrolled in high school or college
✔ A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00
✔ Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
✔ Anyone with prior work experience, either paid or volunteer
✔ Legally allowed to work in New York City

Applications are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question and résumé. Please click here to learn more or share this link for the application process with your students.