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. 


The Door’s comprehensive career and education program to help you finish your education and gain job and life skills for your future. If you’re out of school and/or out of work and looking to both finish your education and find a job, then EPOCH is the right choice for you.

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 us via phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3368 or email

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 or 929-285-3190 or James Johnson at 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 or 929-285-3193 or Assistant Director of Education Services, James Johnson at or 929-285-3172

Culinary Training Program

Available only in our SoHo location, this program helps young people ages 16-24 who have a passion for cooking get started on an exciting career in the culinary field.

Find out how in 10 weeks you can get certified as a food handler, get hands on training and a job in the field. At the end of the program, we’ll also help you find a job in the field and you can take advantage of free advanced trainings through the City University of New York in areas such as culinary arts and front of house hospitality. Our next cohort for the culinary program starts on January 9, 2017; the second cohort of the year begins on March 13, 2017. Additional cohorts will be announced later in the year.

To learn more about the culinary program, contact Christina Jackson at 212-941-9090. ext.3228 or

Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP, YAIP+)

The Door Bronx Youth Center’s YAIP Plus is a PAID internship program for youth, ages 16-24, who are or have been in ACS’s foster care or the juvenile justice system and are not working or in school. Through this program participants will receive: 3 weeks of job readiness training, 11 weeks of at an internship in a field of interest, mentoring and support, and follow-up services to help you reach your goals.

Next cycle start dates: March 4, 2019-June 7, 2019

For more information, contact Job Placement Specialist, Naseera Ofori-Koree at or 929-285-3188 or Supervisor of YAIP Plus, Joey Rodriguez at or 929-285-3177

This Way Ahead

This program is for young people ages 16-24 who want to gain job and leadership skills, whether they are in or out of school. With a coaching program and the partnership of major businesses (like Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic), you’ll be setting yourself up for success.

Being part of This Way Ahead will require participation in regular workshops led by both Door coaches and employees from some of our partner companies. You’ll learn about possible careers and work on the skills you need for a future job. It entails a 4-week pre-training and a 6-week bootcamp. Those young people who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to interview for a PAID 10-week internship at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores. You’ll also get access to numerous supportive services, modest stipends and additional internship opportunities. This Way Ahead training runs in two sessions: March to June and June to October.

To join This Way Ahead, you’ll need to attend an information session, held at our SoHo location Tuesday-Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and at our Bronx Youth Center location on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. is available at both our main location in Manhattan, and our Bronx location.

To learn more about This Way Ahead, contact Andre Nelson at 212-941-9090, ext. 3362 or by email at You can also visit Gap’s website to learn even more about the program.

Work Readiness Customer Service (WRCS)

This program is for young people ages 16-24 who are out of work and not enrolled in any school program. You’ll get basic training for future careers in the customer service industry and connections to potential employers.

Through WRCS, you’ll get training in basic business etiquette, computer proficiency (Word, Excel, etc.), customer service, and other skills. You’ll also receive a customer service certification that is recognized as an asset for employment by several major corporations like Macy’s, The Container Store, CVS, JCPenny, Kmart, Office Depot, Toys R Us, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Sears, and Saks.

When you finish WRCS, there are now FREE additional advanced training opportunities available through the City University of New York! These programs will help you prepare for a career as an early childhood aide, certified Cisco network associate, pharmacy technician, patient care technician, hemodialysis technician, culinary arts / front of house hospitality, refrigeration mechanic, and/or electronic security system installer.

To participate in WRCS, you must be currently unemployed and out of school. You must also commit to one full year of active program engagement and attend one of our orientation sessions, held weekly on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Still not sure if WRCS is right for you? Check out our video for an insider’s look!

To learn more about WRCS – or if you have completed WRCS and are interested in our advanced training – contact Christina Jackson at 212-941-9090. ext.3228 or

Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP)

If you have experience in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, or with homelessness and are looking for support to find a job and advance your education, LEAP is a great option for you. You’ll get one-on-one support from our staff to help you find work, prepare for college (including completing your High School Equivalency, applying for financial aid, and more), and set yourself up for a successful future. No matter what your goals are, our staff will help you get there. To learn more, contact Nell Rainey at 212-941-9090, ext. 3513 or at This program is available at both our main location in Manhattan and our Bronx location.

Woodlawn Preservation Training Program

Calling all Young People ages 18-24!
Looking for a meaningful career?  Love to work with your hands?

The Door is now recruiting for our Spring 2019 cohort of the Woodlawn Preservation Training Program, held in partnership with The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy. Each spring, The Woodlawn Preservation Training Program (PTP) selects 20 Interns to receive specialized hands-on training in masonry and restoration under the guidance of a Resident Craftsman. The PTP is a paid nine-week career training and job placement program which focuses exclusively on the restoration and preservation of stone typically found in historic cemeteries. Graduates of the PTP will earn an OSHA-30 Safety certification, Suspended and Support Scaffolding certifications, Jahn Mortar certification, and support applying to entry-level positions in the industry.

Are You Eligible?

  • Age 18-24 in Spring 2019
  • A resident of the 5 Boroughs of New York City
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED/Equivalency Diploma
  • Authorized to Work in the United States

Program Runs: March 25, 2019, to May 24, 2019
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019, at 4 PM

Open House Dates and Times:

The Door – Bronx Youth Center:
Every Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
424 E 147th Street, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10455

The Woodlawn Cemetery
Sunday, November 18, December 9, January 13
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
3800 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Application Instructions:
Please click here to download a copy of the 2019 application. Applications will not be reviewed unless they are submitted completed with resume and essay. Selected candidates will also be asked to complete an in-person interview, a written test (reading & math) and a physical agility test.

For more information or to receive a print application: Contact Talia Barzel, PTP Training Coordinator, at or 929-285-3174