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Age 16-19
Cost Paid
Program type After School, Summer
Meets After School Interns: 10 - 15 Hours A Week. Summer Interns: 20 - 35 Hours A Week.
Languages None
Contact us Skirton@Futuresandoptions.Org
Deadline Rolling


We empower New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time of their lives, guiding them to further their education and become contributing citizens.


The Futures and Options Internship Program provides New York City students with critical work-readiness training and the opportunity to gain firsthand work experience as interns with a dynamic range of business partners. At the same time, the Internship Program introduces these business partners to a pipeline of promising, motivated and diverse young men and women who make meaningful contributions to their business, while training to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests. After submitting the online application, applicants interview with Futures and Options program coordinators. Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will also interview with supervisors at our business partners for specific internship positions. In some cases, applicants may interview at several businesses for different internship opportunities.

If you are hired as a Futures and Options intern, you must be prepared to:

1) Work the required number of hours.

After School interns: 10 - 15 hours a week. Interns are not expected to work more than 15 hours a week.
Summer interns: 20 - 35 hours a week.
2) Arrive at work on time each day dressed in the appropriate attire.

Work schedules are determined by business site needs and the intern's school schedule.
Appropriate attire is dependent on the business site's culture and supervisor guidelines.
3) Attend regularly scheduled career-readiness workshops and career exploration field trips.

Learn skills needed to be successful in the workplace.
Share ideas and learn from your peers who are interns at different businesses.
Build your professional network.


Are You A High School Student Living In New York City? Are You 16 Or Older? Are You Currently In 11th Or 12th Grade (Beginning September 2019)? Do You Exit School By 2:30 Pm? Does Your Schedule Allow You To Work 10-15 Hours A Week After School (Not Weekends)?