Summer Jobs

YEA! Youth Engaged In Action
This is a FREE two-week program offered to 250 income eligible middle school students. Students will participate in workshops that will focus on how to manage and save money for the future as well as learn how their communities and government work. Completion of the program will allow students to receive $150 in gift cards. YEA! meets Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cycle 1: July 22nd- August 2nd,  Cycle 2: August 5th- August 16th. Students must meet income guidelines. Please contact Anthony Raines at 617-298-2045 or anthony.raines@bostonabcd.orgfor more details.
Summerworks Computer Training Program
We are offering a free and paid computer class training program for youth ages 17- 21. The trainings will help young adults prepare for the workforce by developing computer skills for their employment goals. They will also learn financial literacy and job readiness skills. The class will take place for 6 weeks from July 8th to August 16th. If you have further questions please contact Wilmary Tejeda at 617-298-2045 or via email  
Police Academy
The Boston Police Academy mission is to build and strengthen relationships between the Boston Police Department and teens that live in Mattapan. The teens will come in three days per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. through July and August and will receive both academic and physical fitness related activities. Participants of the Police Academy will be paid. Contact Judy Collin at 617-298-2045 or at judy.collin@bostonabcd.orgfor more information.  
Now that you have your BYF HOPELINE Tracking Number: Check out the list of Boston Youth Fund Summer Work Sites here:  This list is intended to give examples of the type of work sites available, but does not guarantee the availability of slots at each of these sites for the 2013 program. Some worksites have additional requirements and/or an additional application attached. If you have a BYF tracking number and want to greatly increase your chances of getting a summer job, you can download their attachments or contact that organization directly. Below is a sample of some of the BYF Summer Work Site programs who have additional applications. Please note their individual deadlines. For more information:


< >Mayor’s Youthline Career Peers- Facilitate job readiness workshops for BYF teens. Must complete separate application. 617-635-2240, Youthline@cityofboston.govArtists for Humanity- For teens interested in entrepreneurship and creating art. Must complete a separate application at an open house tour on Apr 2, 4:30-6pm. Artists for Humanity Gallery, 617-268-7620, www.afhboston.orgYouth Conservation Corps- Work outdoors to accomplish projects in parks in one of 4 locations: East Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. Must complete separate application. 617-542-7696, Coach youth in tennis lessons and provide them with a chance to succeed.,  617-562-0900

Youth Community Development Program: 8th graders can apply to be a paid youth leadership team member. Develop leadership skills, become community educators, and prepare for college and career success. For more information, attend an info session on Apr 3, 6-7pm. 364 Centre St. Jamaica Plain. Anny, 617-318-6653

Teen Visitor Aides: Responsibilities may include restocking literature in the Visitor Center, giving directions, and managing lines and crowds. Teens also have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops facilitated by museum staff with other teens. Jul-mid Aug. $8/hour. Stephen, 617-369-4359,

MFA Teen Arts Council: TAC members have the opportunity to work on a variety of activities such as creating and producing teen-focused events, greeting and giving information to museum visitors, and creating wall labels to accompany the museum’s art collections. Summer and 2013-14 school year positions available, $8/hour. Stephen, 617-369-4359, 

Tech Apprentice Program: TechBoston is looking for Boston juniors and seniors to apply for its 7-week paid internship at local companies. The internship runs from Jul 8-Aug 23. $10/hour for 35 hours/week. Deadline: Apr 5. Apply online: Ibrahim,

Teen Resume Guide: Whether you have had lots of jobs or are getting ready for your first volunteer experience, this resume guide has tips for you. Start off your job or volunteer hunt on the right foot!

Boston PIC: If you attend a BPS High School, connect with your Private Industry Council (PIC) Career Specialist who can help you with your resume, job interview skills, and job search. 617-524-5224,

Job Tips for Teens: There are many things to keep in mind as you look for a job. In addition to money, a job or an internship can provide you with new skills and a chance to investigate careers you might be interested in pursuing. This guide includes advice for young job seekers in Boston and resources to help you in your