Jobs & Internships

Get the tools you need to succeed

Are you ready to reach your greatest potential? Our comprehensive, integrated, free Jobs & Internships programs will give you so much more than just a job placement – we’ll help you explore different career paths and gain the skills to help you find and keep the RIGHT job. Check out our many options to pick the right program for your background and goals! The first step to joining any of our programs is to become a Door member.

Please be aware that unless otherwise noted, all of the programs below are at our main Manhattan location. 

Advance and Earn Pre HSE Program

The Advance and Earn Pre HSE Program consists of two separate components that focus on building literacy and math skills as well as Career Awareness Training. The cohort takes place over a 20-week cycle with ample time to improve our participants’ reading and math skills. This class introduces the world of Career Awareness Training and builds on the skills participants gain during academic sessions. This class offers opportunities for incentives and tutoring options. Participants must be between the ages of 16 – 24 on the first day of the program. Participants must submit a recent TABE test to determine eligibility.

The Pre-HSE Career Awareness component provides youth participants with effective and thoughtful employment information to prepare participants for employment. This portion of the program will integrate Academic Infusion to help support Literacy and Numeracy grade gains.

Our Pre-HSE students will work individually and, in a team setting to discuss work readiness topics. Topics will consist of Financial Literacy, Leadership, Soft & Hard Skills, and conduct Mock Interviews to name a few. Students will also participate in weekly A-Synchronous Assignments to help increase their career awareness knowledge, learn how to research, enhance, and improve public speaking and writing skills.

To learn more about the Advance and Earn Pre HSE Program enrollment please contact our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Paul Rangel at (917) 829-1820 or email Prangel@door.org.

To learn more about the Advance and Earn Pre HSE Career Awareness Training component please contact our Supervisor of Recruitment and Partnerships Tiffany Pittman at (929) 358-6017 or email at Tpittman@door.org

Advance and Earn HSE Program

The Advance and Earn HSE Program consists of three separate components that focus on building our participants’ academic skills to prepare them to take the TASC Exam as well as Work Readiness Instruction and Paid Internships. You must submit a recent TABE test to determine eligibility and be between the ages of 16 – 24 on the first day of the program.

The HSE Work Readiness Instruction component will prepare the HSE participants to earn industry-recognized credentials in sectors such as Food Service Industry (SERV Safe) and Computer Technology Software Programs (G-Suits & Microsoft Programs).

The Advance and Earn Paid Internship component provides a quality internship experience offered in multiple formats. All interns will be provided the opportunity to enhance their workforce skills and knowledge to gain and maintain employment. Participants will meet with their Career Advancement Coaches and Job Placement Specialist to work individually to develop self-confidence, explore different career avenues, and gain practical work readiness knowledge.

To learn more about the Advance and Earn HSE Program enrollment please contact our Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Paul Rangel at (917) 829-1820 or email Prangel@door.org

To learn more about the Advance and Earn Work Readiness Instruction and Paid Internships components please contact our Supervisor of Recruitment and Partnerships Tiffany Pittman at (929) 358-6017 or email at Tpittman@door.org.

To receive your application please click here or the link below:
Advance and Earn – Woodlawn Landscape Restoration Program


This program is for young adults interested in careers in landscaping and horticulture. It is run in partnership by The Door – Bronx Youth Center and the Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy and funded by DYCD Advance & Earn and The World Monuments Fund.

The Woodlawn Landscape Restoration Program (LRP) will select 30 young adults to receive specialized hands-on training in landscaping and restoration under the guidance of expert instructors from The Davey Tree Expert company. The LRP is a 5-month career training program offering OSHA-30 and CPR/First Aid certifications, as well as a paid internship in mowing, leaf and grass blowing; landscape bed maintenance / mulching / edging; shrub and small tree pruning, and more!

Are You Eligible?

  • Age 18-24 in September 2021
  • Resident of the 5 Boroughs of New York City
  • Have High School Diploma or GED/Equivalency Diploma
  • Authorized to Work in the United States
  • Not Currently Working or In School

Application Instructions: Please click here to fill out an application.

Eligible candidates will be asked to complete an interview with The Door team, as well as a reading comprehension & physical agility test at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Program Begins: Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 For More Information, Please Contact Brian Scheibe at bscheibe@door.org


Bridge Programs (EMT, IT)

EMT Bridge training program:

Are you 18-24 and interested in a career in the medical field? The Bronx Youth Center’s free EMT bridge program is for you! We offer: free EMT training in partnership with Hostos Community College, EMT-B certification, CPR certification, driver’s license, job assistance, and additional incentives.

Cycle starts October 2019

For more information, contact Career Advancement Coach, Rasheem Palmer at rpalmer@door.org or 929-285-3190 or James Johnson at jjohnsonjr@door.org or 929-285-3172


TechBridge program:

The Bronx Youth Center’s TechBridge program is for 18-24 year olds that are interested in pursuing a career in information technology (IT). This bridge program offers: free IT training in partnership with Per Scholas, CompTIA A+ certification, Network+ certification, job assistance, and incentives.


Cycle start date: January 29th 2019

For more information, contact Techbridge Coordinator, Matt Sullivan at msullivan@Door.org or 929-285-3193 or Assistant Director of Education Services, James Johnson at jjohnsonjr@door.org or 929-285-3172


EPOCH – The Door’s comprehensive career and education program to help you finish your education and gain job and life skills for your future. This program features two different paths, so you can choose the best option for you – one for young people who want to get their high school equivalency and a job, and one for young people who have completed their HSE or degree and need help getting into college or finding a job.

No matter which path you choose, you’ll get individualized support, coaching and opportunities to help you meet your goals, as well as assistance with transportation and other personal needs – all for free and under one roof. Our two pathway options are:

Infused HSE: This option will teach you the skills you need to pass your HSE test while preparing you for a career at the same time. Classes are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include HSE material, leadership development, and an opportunity to explore your career interests. Infused HSE students can also apply for in-house, paid internships and receive other stipends and incentives for participating.

CITE (College, Internships, Training, and Employment): If you already have a high school degree or HSE – or if you need a job right now – this program is the option for you. Our coaches will help you get a job or internship, or get you enrolled in a college or vocational program. We’ll also help you develop an action plan – a must-have strategy for lasting success – and stay with you while you get settled into your new job or school.

To learn more about EPOCH, contact Antoinette Washington at 212-941-9090, ext. 3237, email at antoinette@door.org or 212-941-9090, ext. 3368 and email us at EPOCH@door.org.

Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP)

The Door’s LEAP program is an additional layer of support for young people, 16-24 who self-disclose having contact with the justice system, foster care system or experienced homelessness and are interested in one of our post-secondary programs. Young people are connected to LEAP services if they have completed their High School Equivalency with The Door and are interested in enrolling in one of our prost-secondary programs, or they already have their HSE and are currently enrolled in one of our post-secondary programs. The post-secondary bridge programs that we support include-EMT, TechBridge, Bridge to College, and Woodlawn. We host Bridge to College courses across both our Bronx and Manhattan sites. As a member of LEAP participants receive:

  • Extra one-on-one support
  • Additional monetary incentives
  • Leadership opportunities
  • If you complete your HSE with us you are eligible for $150.00 HSE completion incentive. If you want to matriculate through one of our Bridge programs you are eligible for 5 check ins at $25.00 each between the completion of your HSE and the start of your bridge of interest.
  • Support for 10 months post completion of your bridge program. During that first year post completion of the bridge, participants are provided a check in per month where they receive support from a staff person and an incentive of $50.00


For more information, contact Assistant Director of System Involved Youth, Nell Rainey at nrainey@door.org or 212-941-9090 ext. 3513

The Academy and MAP (Manhattan Academy Program)

The Academy exists across both our Bronx Youth Center location and our Manhattan location. The Academy is a unique program designed to prepare foster care youth for adulthood. It offers one-on-one academic and employment services together with supportive counseling for young people who are participating in either our supportive housing/Runaway Homeless Youth services and/or our career and education programming and self-disclose having experience with ACS/the Foster Care system. 

To learn more about The Academy, contact Shavaughn Stewart at (929) 285-3190 or by email at  sstewart@door.org or Assistant Director of System Involved Youth, Nell Rainey at nrainey@door.org or 212-941-9090 ext. 3513.

This Way ONward

This Way ONward (formerly known as This Way Ahead) is a training program for young people ages 16-24 who want to gain job and leadership skills or currently advance their existing skills, whether they are in, or out of school. With a coaching program and the partnership of retail company Old Navy, you’ll be setting yourself up for success.

Being part of This Way ONward will require participation in regular workshops led by both Door coaches and employees from our partner companies. You will learn about possible careers and work on the skills you need for future employment. This program entails an 8 week training and those who participate will develop new career and life skills. Young people who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to interview for a PAID 10-week Internship at an Old Navy store.

For more advanced young adults we will be offering, on a limited basis, a Direct-to-Hire model of programming which results in direct employment at Old Navy or other companies. This model entails a 4 to 5-week training commitment.  

By participating in either version of programming, you will also get access to numerous supportive services, modest stipends, and additional internship or employment opportunities. This Way Onward training models run in multiple sessions throughout March to October.

To join This Way ONward, you’ll need to attend an upcoming virtual information session.

To learn more about This Way ONward, contact us at 212-941-9090, ext. 3362 or by email at thiswayONward@door.org  to schedule an appointment. You can also visit This Way ONward to learn even more about the program.

Work Readiness Customer Service (WRCS)

Recruitment and Retention CoordinatorAvailable only in the SOHO location. The WRCS program runs for four weeks in which participants learn entry-level skills such as customer service, conflict resolution, professional communication, and more. They will leave our program with a portfolio that includes a resume, cover letter, thank you letter and resignation letter to be used for future endeavors.

They will also earn one of two certifications depending on the track (Retail or Culinary) they choose. Curriculum for both tracks are identical with the exception of the earned certification and internship opportunities.

  • Retail students earn a Customer Service & Sales Certification from the National Retail Federation.
  • Culinary students earn the ServSafe Food Handler National Restaurant Association.

Participants are then eligible to complete a 150 hour internship. They will transition into Job Club in which they receive internship placement, assistance with finding a job and continue to reinforce skills learned in the workshops.

Follow up services are provided to the participants for a year, where Job Placement Specialists and Coaches will continue to provide support to ensure success in the workplace.

Our basic eligibility requirements are that participants be:

  • NYC Residents
  • Between the ages of 16-24
  • Out of Work
  • Out of School

To learn more about WRCS, contact Joel Berrios, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at (646) 438-1836 or email jberrios@door.org