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

We are excited to announce the launch of our SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

City Youth Jobs offers multiple youth employment and enrichment opportunities to Jersey City residents, age 15 – 24, throughout the summer. Please take a look at our program overview for a list of participating departments/divisions.

To apply for our summer youth employment initiative, please click on the link below:


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.