Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that the application process for his 2019 Summer Youth Internship Program is now underway. The program provides six weeks of employment and work-readiness training to youth in the city of Buffalo during the summer months. Students will work 20 hours per week over the course of the 6 week program, which begins July 8th and ends August 15th. Applying is easy, you can submit applications online at www.buffalony.gov. Completed applications are due by Friday, March 29, 2019.
“My administration remains committed to preparing our city youth to enter the workforce,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown. “Through this pioneering program, the City has provided employment opportunities to nearly 24,000 young residents since 2006. My Administration continues to invest in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. This past year we invested $1.7 million in funding for my Summer Youth Internship Program, providing learn and earn opportunities to more than 1,700 youth. I’m looking forward to building on this success for another season.”
Youth can download an application to the program by going to www.buffalony.gov and return the completed application to the Department of Community Services. Applications are also available in Room 1701 at Buffalo City Hall. Incomplete applications and late applications will not be accepted. Completed applications can be mailed or brought to the Department of Community Services, located at Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square -Room 1701, Buffalo, New York, 14202. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
To be eligible for this Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program, youth must be a City of Buffalo resident, between the ages of 14 and 21, and must turn age 14 by March 29, 2019. Each participant will be screened, assessed and receive job readiness, life skills and financial literacy training. The City of Buffalo’s Division for Youth will provide youth counselors who will serve as monitors and provide program support for everyone participating in the program. College Students are encouraged to apply.
In order to determine your eligibility for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship Program, copies of the below items must be returned with your completed application:
1. Working Papers (obtained from your school’s counselor) for all youth under age 18
• Ages 14-15 (Blue Card)
• Ages 16-17 (Green Card).
2. Birth Certificate
3. Proof of Buffalo Residency (Utility Bills, Lease Agreement)
4. Family Income
5. Social Security Card
6. Attending School (Most recent School Report Card or Transcript)
Private sector businesses are encouraged to participate in Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program by hiring youth who have submitted applications with the Mayor’s Program. Those businesses that hire city youth may also be eligible for tax credits. Not-for-profit and Community based organizations can also participate by providing a structured and supervised work environment for the summer and, through sponsorship and donations, the City of Buffalo will subsidize the wages of youth employed in these areas. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program application process, please contact us at (716) 851-5887.