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 for the Department of Recreation’s aquatics program, serving as a camp counselor at one of the Department of Recreation’s Summer Fun camp sites, or helping to keep the city clean at the Department of Public Works. While working on a variety of projects, youth make a positive contribution to their community and gain soft and hard skills including teamwork, time management, and organization.


Application Process

  • Online Application: In order to be considered for the program, potential candidates must submit an online application, highlighting any previous work and extra-curricular activities, as well as which department or agency they are interested in working for throughout the summer.
  • Individual Interview: Select applicants are interviewed by a Summer Works staff member. Applicants are notified if they have been selected for an interview via email and/or phone call.

The application will be available from February 16 – March 31, 2018.

To apply for a City Youth Jobs position, please click on the link below. Some positions require you to upload specific documents. If you have trouble uploading a document, please reach out to with your concerns.

The application process for the 2018 summer has officially closed for the season.