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

The application to apply for a Jersey City Youth Job will be available from January 18 – April 12, 2019

Participating departments and divisions include:

Department of Recreation
Department of Public Works – Stop the Drop Anti-Litter Campaign
Department of Public Works – Jersey City Mural Arts Program
Other departments/divisions are represented by JC Youth Works Program Coordinator – Luis Pacheco – Aide to the Mayor

The deadline to apply has now passed. Interviews will be scheduled by representatives from the Department of Recreation, Department of Public Works and/or City of Jersey City Mayor’s Office.

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 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 Communications Division
Division of Cultural Affairs Division of Risk Management
Jersey City Public Libraries Law Dept.
Resident Response Center City Council Office
Treasury Dept.


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, lifeguarding 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 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.