Interviews are still being scheduled for positions within:
- Stop the Drop Anti-Litter Campaign
- Jersey City Mural Arts Program
- Clerical; Media/Web Support; Event Support; Library Services
- Department of Recreation & Youth Development
The application to apply for a summer youth job will be open shortly. Please check the website regularly for updates.
Participating departments and divisions include:
Department of Recreation & Youth Development
Department of Public Works – Stop the Drop Anti-Litter Campaign
Department of Public Works – Jersey City Mural Arts Program
City Youth Jobs offers Jersey City residents ages 15 to 24 part-time employment opportunities across city departments and agencies every summer, helping them gain meaningful hands-on work experience while supporting essential community programs and services. Annually, more than a dozen city departments and agencies participate in City Youth Jobs, including:
|Dept. of the Business Administrator||Human Resources Dept.|
|Health & Human Services Division||Dept. of Public Safety|
|Dept. of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce||Dept. of Public Works|
|Dept. of Recreation & Youth Development||Communications Division|
|Division of Cultural Affairs||Division of Risk Management|
|Jersey City Public Libraries||Law Dept.|
|Resident Response Center||City Council Office|
Hands-on work experience may include helping plan and organize community festivals and events with the Division of Cultural Affairs, addressing resident concerns as a member of the Resident Response Center, engaging younger children in the library system’s enrichment programs, life-guarding at one of our many pools managed by the Department of Recreation’s Aquatics Program, serving as a camp counselor at one Recreation’s Summer Fun Camp sites, or helping to keep our community clean through the Department of Public Works. While working on a variety of projects, youth ages 15 – 24 will make a positive contribution to their community and gain the necessary skills along the way to support a successful future.
Online Application: In order to be considered for any of our programs, potential candidates must submit an online application. They may highlight any previous work and/or extra-curricular activities, as well as which department or agency they are interested in working for throughout the summer.
Individual Interview: Selected applicants are interview by a Jersey City Youth Works staff member including the Department of Recreation & Youth Development and Department of Public Works. Applicants are notified if they have been selected for an interview via email and/or phone call. Please provide your most up-to-date information when applying.