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Employer Partners

Make an impact at your business! Join more than 500 of our employer partners in nearly 20 industry sectors across our city, offering life-changing career opportunities to New York City students.  

Partnering with Futures and Options is good for your business, good for the future.

We are committed to supporting all of our employer partners in designing meaningful internships experiences, including partners with remote or hybrid work models. Check out our report, Best Practices for Supporting Youth in the New World of Work, for more recommendations on mentoring high school interns in remote environments.  

I view the relationship—supervisor to intern—as extremely symbiotic. We get a fresh perspective and they get hands-on experience, build confidence, and have a project to show at the end. The world works better when you encourage people to be problem-solving and take ownership.”

Jenn Halweil, Supervisor from #GoBeyond
— Jenn Halweil, #GoBeyond
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Hire an Intern

Connect with a pipeline of motivated, excited, and promising young talent that will impact your organization in outstanding ways. 

Volunteer with Our Career Exploration Program

Inspire and connect with  students by hosting a field trip, being a mock interviewer, or judging student business pitches.  

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Share Your Skills

Futures and Options will work with you to create skills-based workshops and opportunities for you and your team to share your real-world insights and expertise with our students.


of our employer partners would rehire a Futures and Options intern


unique employer partners across more than 16 industry sectors last year


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Our partners represent more than 16 industries across the city of New York.

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Arts and Culture

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Fashion Design and Textiles

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Media and Entertainment

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Social Services

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Financial Services

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Professional and Business Services

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Community Development

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Food and Beverage Production

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Public Administration

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Youth Services

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To learn more about our work with Employer Partners, contact our Program Manager, Employer Partnerships, Jean Bucaria at jbucaria@futuresandoptions.org.