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. 

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)

Our LEAP program targets young adults, ages 16 to 24 that are system involved (self-report experience with the juvenile justice system, foster care system, or have experienced homelessness) AND are pursuing one of our post-secondary bridge programs (EMT, Woodlawn, TechBridge, or Bridge-to-College in The Bronx and Bridge-to College In Manhattan). LEAP participants receive extra one-on-one support, additional monetary incentives, leadership opportunities and follow-up support for 10 months post completion of their bridge program.


For more information, contact Juvenile Justice Coordinator, Victoria Brasher at vbrasher@door.org, 929-285-3185 or Assistant Director of System Involved Youth, Nell Rainey at nrainey@door.org, 212-941-9090 ext. 3513 or Kadisha Gordon at kgordon@door.org, 212-241-9090 ext. 3359

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 Shanieka Nelson at (929) 285-3190 or by email at snelson@door.org or Assistant Director of System Involved Youth, Nell Rainey at nrainey@door.org or 212-941-9090 ext. 3513.

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 thiswayahead@door.org. You can also visit Gap’s website to learn even more about the program.

Work Readiness Customer Service (WRCS)

Available 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 Shavaughn Stewart at 212-941-9090. Ext.3286 or email sstewart@Door.org

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 tbarzel@door.org or 929-285-3174

Intern and Earn (formerly YAIP)

This is a 12-week program that gives committed young people ages 16-24 who are out of school paid work experience in a variety of professions.

If you’re out of work and not enrolled in school and need some help with job placement, this is a great program for you.

Intern and Earn is a two-step process. First, you’ll have a two-week job readiness training class, held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll learn how to work as a team and as a leader, develop time management skills, improve your professional attitude and communication, and more. After the two-week class has ended, you’ll move on to a paid, 10-week internship experience. In the year that follows your internship, we’ll work with you to lay out your future goals and set you on the right path to obtain achievable goals. We can prepare you for college enrollment, training, find additional internships or job opportunities. We also have additional resources for young people who have experience with the foster care system or the criminal/juvenile justice system (known as YAIP+).

You must become a member of The Door to join the Intern and Earn program. After becoming a member, we’ll need you to attend an orientation session to make sure you’re ready to join this intensive program. Orientation sessions are held Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. You should bring a social security card, birth certificate, proof of residency, and government-issued ID with you to the session. Intern and Earn is available at both our main location in Manhattan and our Bronx location.

To learn more about Intern and Earn or Intern and Earn+ at our Manhattan location, contact Antoinette Washington at 212-941-9090, ext. 3237 or by email at antoinette@door.org. To learn more about Intern and Earn or Intern and Earn Plus Bronx location, contact Shamek Johnson at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3515 or by email at shjohnson@door.org.