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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Mayor Brown is Now Accepting Applications For His 2018 Summer Internship Program

Summer Youth Announcement

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by Buffalo School Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash, City Honors Principal Dr. William Kresse, and dozens of students at the City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park, announced that the application process for his 2018 Summer Youth Internship Program is now underway.  The program will provide six weeks of employment and work-readiness training to youth in the city of Buffalo during the summer months.  

“My administration is committed to preparing our city youth for the jobs of the future and my Summer Youth Internship program will help ensure the success of the next generation by encouraging our young people to start their career path with a summer job,” said Mayor Brown, noting that the summer youth employment program has provided over 22,000 employment opportunities to city youth since 2006. “This past year, we invested a record $1.7 million in funding for my summer youth employment program, providing learn and earn opportunities to more than 1,680 youth. I’m looking forward to another successful season.”

Youth can download an application to the program by going to  and return the completed application to the Department of Community Services. Applications are also available in Room 1701 at Buffalo City Hall.  Completed Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018. Incomplete applications and late applications will not be accepted!  Completed applications can be mailed or brought to the Department of Community Services, located at Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square -Room 1701, Buffalo, New York, 14202. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program runs 20 hours a week for six (6) weeks. The first day of employment is July 9th and it runs through August 16th.  To be eligible for this program, youth must be a City of Buffalo resident, between the ages of 14 and 21, and must turn age 14 by April 27, 2018. Each participant will be screened, assessed and receive job readiness, life skills and financial literacy training.  The City of Buffalo’s Division for Youth will provide youth counselors who will serve as monitors and provide program support for everyone participating in the program. College Students are encouraged to apply.

1. Working Papers (obtained from your school’s counselor) for all youth under age 18 

- Ages 14-15 (Blue Card)

- Ages 16-17 (Green Card)

2. Birth Certificate

3. Proof of Buffalo Residency (Utility Bills, Lease Agreement)

4. Family Income

5. Social Security Card

6. Attending School (Most recent School Report Card or Transcript)

Private sector businesses are encouraged to participate in Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program by hiring youth who have submitted applications with the Mayor’s Program. Those businesses that hire city youth may also be eligible for tax credits. Not-for-profit and Community based organizations can also participate by providing a structured and supervised work environment for the summer and, through sponsorship and donations, the City of Buffalo will subsidize the wages of youth employed in these areas.  For more information, email 

If you have any questions regarding Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship Program application process, please contact us at (716) 851-5887.

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