If you, or someone you know, are between the ages of 14 and 21 and happen to be looking for a job this summer, the City of Buffalo's Youth Paid Internship program is now accepting applications.

The City of Buffalo is looking to hire around 3,000 youth and young adults this summer to work at different sites around the area. The jobs are available due to a partnership between different organizations, private companies, the Buffalo Employment Training Center, and the New York State Department of Labor.

Starting on July 12th, people who are accepted into the internship program will participate in 6 weeks of in-person and virtual employment, job training, and work readiness activities. Pay starts at $12.50 per hour and will work approximately 20 hours per week.

To be eligible for the program you must be a City of Buffalo resident and you need to submit the following things with your application:

  • 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)

Applications are available now on the City of Buffalo website. Applications are not being accepted in-person, nor can you drop them off at City Hall. You must apply online and you can find the online application here. If you have any questions about applying or the program, you can contact the City of Buffalo Department of youth at (716) 851-5887.

Make sure you apply right away because the application deadline is March 31st.

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I remember my first summer job like it was yesterday, even though it was like 30 years ago... I worked for a summer camp, sort of like what you see at a YMCA or something like that. Leading kids in games, doing crafting activities, going on field trips, it was fun making $3.80 an hour.

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