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Opportunities & Internships

Cooper Hewitt Design Hive is a paid design residency based at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where young designers ages 16-22 are offered amazing mentorship and unprecedented access to the museum. 

SYEP is a program for students between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills, and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic, and leadership skills.

NYC Leaders for Ladders is a program that includes Pre-employment Training, Paid Summer Internships, Opportunity to join our growing Alumni Network. The 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.

Intern and Earn is a 14-week paid internship program with employment, education, and advanced training placement services. The program supports youth through work readiness training, financial literacy education, and healthy living activities.

The Ranger Conservation Corps Internships is a great urban environmental internship for high school students who are interested in the natural world or environmental issues. Our Ranger Conservation Corps interns gain experience while working with the Urban Park Rangers on environmental restoration in natural areas in our flagship parks. Participants may go on exciting field trips including canoeing, overnight camping, and more. is a volunteer youth-led movement focused on making real-world impacts.