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Applications for Mayor Brown's Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program due this week

Applications need to be completed by Friday, April 15.
Credit: WGRZ

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There is still time to apply for Mayor Byron Brown's Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program.

The paid program offers students and young adults employment and work-readiness training. The six-week program will take place over the course of the summer and has space for 1,500 students.

“My Administration remains committed to preparing city youth, of every background, to enter the workforce, despite the ongoing challenges as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 global health pandemic,” Brown said.

“I am proud that we were able to continue this pioneering program over the last two years, a remarkable achievement, particularly given the fact that we had to operate with the safety of participants during COVID. I want to recognize our many great partners for their commitment to providing opportunities for our city’s future leaders under such challenging and changing circumstances. Together, we provided valuable work experience to nearly 3,000 young city residents since 2020, over 27,000 young city residents since 2006. We are pleased to keep this strong tradition going, by implementing another year of summer employment which will provide life-changing pathways to career success."

“As we continue to shape the workforce of tomorrow, my Administration will invest another $1.5 million this year, providing learn and earn opportunities to 1,500 youth. I am thankful to all of our employer partners, who play an important role in this program in exposing our young residents to the world of work. It is through continued investments and strong partnerships that we can further improve the long-term strength of our workforce.”

Applications can be submitted online at the City of Buffalo website. Eligible applicants are between 14 and 21 years old and a City of Buffalo resident.

Those accepted will receive job readiness, life skill and financial literacy training. 

The following items will be required to eligibility for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program:

  • Working Papers (obtained from your school’s counselor) for all youth under age 18, Ages 14-15 (Blue Card), Ages 16-17 (Green Card)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Buffalo Residency (Utility Bills, Lease Agreement)
  • Family Income
  • Social Security Card
  • Attending School (Most recent School Report Card or Transcript)

For questions about the internship and employment program, call Mayor Brown's office at (716) 851-5887.

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