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NMIC’s Young Adult Internship Program

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s Young Adult Internship Program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. Their goal is to match disconnected youth ages 17-24 with 12 week paid internships in the field of their interest and job readiness training.   To be eligible applicant must be:

Ages 17-24

Not enrolled in school, not attending a GED or employment assistance program

Must be unemployed

May not have received Associates or Bachelor’s degrees

Applicants do not need H.S diploma or GED to be eligible

NMIC’s particular YAIP program also serves youth who are one of the following:

Generally disconnected

In the foster care system or have been in the past

Court Involved


NMIC YAIP accepts applicants from all parts of Manhattan and the Bronx, but we give priority to applicants who live in the Washington Heights/Inwood, West Harlem, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, & Hamilton Heights. Each YAIP program in each borough gives priority to those who live in their community districts.

Interested applicants must:

Go to the NMIC Washington Heights office at 76 Wadsworth Avenue (2nd floor) to apply in person.

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9AM-5PM

Applicants are welcomed to call and schedule an appointment.

– Bring proof of identity (photo ID card), proof of address (bank statement, utility bill from household, state ID issued in the last 6 months, or letter from a shelter or transitional housing program, an original birth certificate, and an original social security card.

– Take a TABE basic reading and math test

– Complete an interview

**applicants may complete these steps over a number of visits**

If an applicant is accepted, they will enroll in the program and begin with a two week paid orientation at the NMIC office including classes on job readiness, financial literacy, soft skills, healthy living, computer literacy, conflict resolution, and leadership development. After orientation, youth will complete a 12 week paid internship and will be paid at a rate of $7.25 an hour for 25 hours a week, and will receive weekly educational classes to further their career and academic skills.  All youth will receive one-on-one support from a NMIC academic counselor, job developer, and program manager.  NMIC’s nine month post-internship follow up and retention phase will include career and academic counseling and facilitate enrollment in educational programs and job placement.

Please feel free to contact the NMIC YAIP office at 212-453-5366 (Lily Smith) or 212-453-5394 (Rohan Pessoa) with any further questions or interest in holding a YAIP outreach event at your agency.


  1. rasheeda horsford
    April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    how can i apply??

    • April 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      — you can call the NMIC office at 212-453-5394 or 212-453-5366 and ask to speak to Lily Smith. She’ll have the details on the application and interview you need to apply.

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