Although it may not feel like Spring yet, Summer is just around the corner. There are many opportunities for teenagers and young adults to work, and to learn. See programs below:

Love Art? Love Children? Wave Hill is hiring interns to assist with the Family Art Project, a long-running and well-attended weekend drop-in program. The Family Art Project is now hiring a new team to serve as year-long Family Art Project Interns to assist with the widely attended weekend nature and art program. Looking for outgoing, committed high school sophomores through college juniors who have an interest in working with children and families and who have regular weekend availability. You can Apply HERE.

Pied Piper’s Childrens Theater Summer Intensive is a four-week program for adolescents (ages 11 to 17) who have a special interest in the Music/Theater Arts or are planning to pursue this area of study in college as a major or minor. In this unique program, participants receive numerous sessions of individual instruction in several subjects as well as group workshops. The program aims to further the students’ abilities in theater as well as helping them with life skills and community building. Learn More and Apply HERE.

Columbia University provides Outreach to Disconnected Youth. In collaboration with community partners, provides resources to out of school and out of work youth ages 16 – 24 in the local community to help them reengage with educational institutions, obtain a high school equivalency degree, and/or seek skills training, career readiness, and job placement. The program provides skills training, internships, and work based learning and job placement opportunities with community based organizations and Columbia University. For more information, please contact (212) 854-5916

New York Botanical Gardens has internship opportunities that are available throughout the year for individuals looking to gain professional experience in mission-focused fields at NYBG. If interested in these opportunities, please review the current employment openings for position availability. Volunteer internships may be created in some departments for interested students enrolled in certificate, diploma, or degree programs. View their current opportunities HERE.

The Center for Court Intervention provides youth programming to assist inner city teenagers. The ‘Youth Courts’ program trains teenagers to handle real-life cases involving their peers, offering a restorative response to misbehavior. The center’s youth courts handle cases involving young people, ages 10 to 18, who have been cited for low-level offenses. Teen volunteers lead hearings or restorative circles, assign sanctions, and provide mentoring to youth offenders. Learn more about the program HERE.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem internships offer an unparalleled opportunity to gain in-depth work experience with a not-for-profit organization that is a force for jazz in New York City and the world. For college students, interns are assigned short- and long-term projects based on your strengths. Your contribution as an Intern will be essential to the advancement of the Museum’s mission of preserving, promoting, and presenting jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally. To learn more and apply, check HERE.

Harlem Grown is seeking a summer intern! Social Media Intern requested to manage the Facebook, Instagram & Twitter accounts and to create monthly newsletters. Opportunities to develop content for the website may also be available for interested candidates. The Intern will report to the Development Director, and work closely with other HG staff and leadership. Learn more HERE.

Harlem School of the Arts provides summer intensives for teens in Theater, and Dance. The classes last 2 to 5 weeks and provide an introduction or continuation of HSA’s more rigorous regular programming. These classes are for students serious about their craft and excellent for building your teens portfolio of artistic work. View their programs HERE.

The New York Police Department runs the Law Enforcement Explorers program provides young men and women an introduction to a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program, geared for ages 14 to 20, often results in strengthening ties between the community and police. Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self-discipline, and respect for diversity and human dignity through training, involvement in community service projects, and other Exploring events. Learn more HERE.

There are so many great opportunities for young people Uptown. Continue to check our Instagram and Facebook pages for additional information.