Hire an Intern
Support a motivated student’s career development and be a role model for the next generation.
As an Internship Partner, you will:
- Meet with Futures and Options to discuss potential internship opportunities at your organization
- Draft a job description for the internship role—if you need our input, we will work with you!
- Identify an intern supervisor to serve as the main point of contact at your site
- Interview candidates arranged by Futures and Options–our students are enthusiastic, talented youth who are excited to work in your sector
- Support and mentor your intern during their internship (hours and schedule will vary depending on the time of year). At the internship’s conclusion, evaluate and celebrate your intern’s accomplishments
- Stay connected to a pipeline and network of young professionals and business partners
As an Organization, we will:
- Provide orientation and training for all supervisors, introduce you to your program coordinator from Futures and Options, and manage scheduling and payroll
- Introduce you to qualified, capable candidates who are excited to work in your industry and who have been individually selected by our team
- Provide ongoing support, coaching and skills-trainings for interns in your program
- Communicate regularly with you to hear how things are going and ensure that we are supporting you and your intern
- Listen to your feedback at the end of the internship so that we can use it to improve our work and enhance our partners’ experience
- Assist you in designing remote and hybrid internship experiences that are meaningful for you and your team, as well as your intern (please refer to our one-pager, Best Practices for Supporting Youth in the New World of Work, for more details)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who are the students in the internship program?
A: Futures and Options interns are primarily New York City junior and senior high school students.
Q: When do the internships take place?
A: The majority of our interns work during the summer, but many are available during the school year. Contact us with your hiring needs!
Q: How much do interns earn and who pays them?
A: Interns earn at least $15/hr. Futures and Options works individually with each employer to arrange the most appropriate payment method.
Q: How many hours per week do interns work?
A: At least 5-15 hours per week during the school year, or at least 20-30 hours per week during the summer.
Q: What if my company cannot afford to pay an intern–can we still participate?
A: Yes! There may be subsidized options available. Please contact us for more information about our subsidized program.
Q: What kind of support does Futures and Options provide to employers ?
A: We pride ourselves on our comprehensive, supportive approach to the internship program. Our team: individually selects and approves all participating interns; provides thorough support throughout the on-boarding process; checks in regularly with supervisors and interns; conducts site visits and evaluations; and offers supervisor training and shared resources. We value employers as members of our team in the mission of educating and mentoring New York City youth.
To learn more about the program or hire an intern, contact our Program Manager, Employer Partnerships, Jean Bucaria at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 601-0002.