A job at The Boston Project is more than a paycheck.
It is an opportunity to explore career interests, learn foundational work-readiness skills, and develop personally, professionally, and as leaders. Each year, we offer 20-30 teenagers paid summer job positions, and 4-6 paid school year jobs. We have six teams that youth ages 15-19 can apply to work on:
- Mental Health Ambassadors
- Artists in Action
- Healthy Youth Champions
- Communications Team
- Elmhurst Park Program
What Teens Are Saying
“Before I came to The Boston Project I was expecting it to be intimidating. I expected jobs to be robotic, strict. When I came here it changed my perspective on how enjoyable a job can be. I didn’t think I would like it this much. I appreciated how dedicated the staff were on teaching youth about college preparedness and stuff like finances. I wasn’t expecting that; I wasn’t expecting to get stuff I could take with me out of my job.”
Why Work at The Boston Project? Teen Voices
Youth are paid $13.50 per hour and can work 25 hours a week for 6 weeks. Youth are paid by various employment partners including the City of Boston Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), or by The Boston Project directly.
A Peer Leader position is available for most teams and offers a young person with demonstrated leadership the opportunity to work more closely with the adult Program Coordinator is helping to faciliate the program. Peer Leaders are offered more hours and a slightly higher payrate.
How Do I Apply?
Applications for summer jobs open during the February school vacation week. Youth are strongly encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter with their application. If you need assistance with either, please contact us and one of our Youth Program Managers will assist you. Qualified candidates are invited to an interview before a hiring decision is made.