The Internship Program Application


Welcome to the Internship Program Application!

Please read everything carefully. If you have any questions about the Internship Program application, please email Shakina Kirton, Program Operations Manager, at skirton@futuresandoptions.org for help.

What is The Internship Program?

The Futures and Options Internship Program provides New York City high school students with critical work-readiness training and the opportunity to gain firsthand work experience as interns with a dynamic range of business partners. Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.

Who is eligible to participate in The Internship Program?

Students must be enrolled in high school in New York City and be at least 16 years old; have a valid working card; and be eligible to lawfully work in the United States. If you are not able to work in the United States, please reach out to us to learn about alternative programming at skirton@futuresandoptions.org

The School Year Internship Program Details

The School Year Internship Program takes place after school, between September and June. During the school year, students work 5 to 10 hours per week. Most school year internships are a total of 75 – 100 hours.

School-Year interns are required to attend the following activities BEFORE they can start working:

  • 2 Orientations
  • 1 Financial Literacy Workshop

School-Year interns are also required to attend:

  • One Reflection and Future Planning Workshop that will be scheduled towards the end of your internship

In addition to the required workshops, School-Year interns must also complete a post-Internship survey at the end of the program.

School-Year interns will have the opportunity to attend 2 Career Exploration field trips, where they will learn about specific industries and network with professionals.

The Summer Internship Program Details

The Summer Internship Application will close February 9th, 2024. The Summer Internship Program takes place over 6 weeks in July and August. During the summer, students work between 20 to 30 hours per week. Most summer internships are a total of 120 – 150 hours.

Summer interns are required to attend 2 Orientations BEFORE they can start working.

Summer interns are also required to attend 6 Career Development Workshops that take place weekly in July and August. If you are not able to attend workshops, you cannot apply to The Internship Program.

Summer interns are also required to complete a post-Internship survey at the end of the program.

Where does The Internship Program take place?

Internship opportunities are in-person, hybrid, and remote. The number of virtual opportunities we have each season depends on the needs of our business partners and students.

Program workshops will be in-person at the Futures and Options office at 111 Broadway in Manhattan.