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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.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING

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

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

CURRENTLY RECRUITING

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 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 Old Navy stores.

For more advanced young adults we will be offering on a limited basis a Direct-to-Hire model of programming which results in employment at GAP and Banana Republic. It entails a 5-week training commitment.  

By participating in either version of programming, you’ll also get access to numerous supportive services, modest stipends and additional internship opportunities. This Way Ahead training runs in multiple sessions throughout March to October.

To join This Way Ahead, you’ll need to attend an information session, held at our SoHo location and at our Bronx Youth Center 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

CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR SPRING 2020

This program is for young adults interested in careers in construction, historical preservation, and the skilled trades.   It is run in partnership by The Door – Bronx Youth Center and the Woodlawn Cemetery & 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 ten-week career training and job placement program which focuses exclusively on the restoration and preservation of stone typically found in historic cemeteries.

Are You Eligible?

  • Age 18-24 in March 2020
  • Resident of the 5 Boroughs of New York City
  • Have High School Diploma or GED/Equivalency Diploma
  • Authorized to Work in the United States

Program Begins:  Monday, March 16th, 2020

Open House Dates and Times:

@ The Door – Bronx Youth Center:
Every Tuesday
5:00 PM
424 E 147th Street, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10455

@ The Woodlawn Cemetery
Sunday December 8th, Sunday January 12th
1:30 PM
3800 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Application Instructions:
Please click here to download a copy of the 2020 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.

Application Deadline:  Friday, January 31st 2020 at 12:00 PM

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