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Youth Employment

Henry Street offers programs for youth seeking employment: the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP); Intern and Earn (previously the Young Adult Internship Program/YAIP), which is offered via three cohorts of 30 young people in 12-week intervals throughout the year; and a job training and placement through the Workforce Development Center.

Intern and Earn

Intern and Earn (formerly the Young Adult Internship Program), based at the Workforce Development Center, serves 18 to 24-year-olds who are not currently enrolled in school or working.  This comprehensive employment program offers young people the following critical services:

  • Each cohort begins with a two-week job readiness training held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Training is followed by an 10 week paid internship experience at worksites in a variety of professional fields
  • For those young people who need their GED, they can enroll in our in-house GED classes.
  • Each young person is assigned to an Advisor who meets with them weekly to provide support and case management services, and post-graduation youth continue to receive supportive services and assistance with placement into education and employment.

Summer Youth Employment Program

Henry Street places youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in six weeks of summer employment and provides workshops on finances, health, college and careers, and work readiness skills. Applications are available around March 1 of each year and applicants are selected through a lottery. To receive more information about SYEP, contact Johanna Ramirez at 212.254.3100 x241 or

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