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Program Overview

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 Recreation & Youth Development Dept. of Public Works’ Stop the Drop Anti-Litter Campaign Dept. of Public Works’ JC Mural Arts Program
JC Public Libraries JC Council Office Human Resources
Health & Human Services JC Municipal Court JC Housing Authority
Housing, Economic Development, & Commerce JCTV Business Administrator

Program Elements

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.

Application Process

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.