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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Mayor Brown Kicks Off 2024 Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program


Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron W. Brown officially kicked off his Summer Youth Internship and Employment program today, launching the application period for 2024. The program provides six weeks of employment and work- readiness training to youth in the city of Buffalo during the summer months. This year, the program runs from Monday, July 8th to Friday, August 16th. Applying is easy. Interested youth can scan the QR code or apply online at Completed applications are due by Friday, March 29, 2024.

“My Administration remains committed to preparing city youth, of every background, to enter the workforce,” said Mayor Brown. “I want to recognize our many great partners for their commitment to providing meaningful work opportunities for our city’s future leaders. Together, we provided valuable work experience to over 1,900 young city residents last year, nearly 31,000 young city residents since 2006. We are pleased to keep this strong tradition going, by implementing another year of summer employment which will provide life-changing pathways to career success.”

To be eligible for Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program, youth must be a City of Buffalo resident, between the ages of 14 and 21.

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.

 In order to determine your eligibility for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment Program, copies of the below items must be returned with your completed application:

  • Working Papers (obtained from your school’s counselor) for all youth under the age of 18
  • Ages 14-15 (Blue Card)
  • Ages 16-17 (Green Card)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Buffalo Residency (Utility Bills, Lease Agreement)
  • Family Income
  • Social Security Card
  • Most recent School Report Card or Transcript

Private sector businesses are encouraged to participate in Mayor Brown’s Summer Youth Internship and Employment 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.

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