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SuccessLink youth and young adult jobs

Employing Boston’s youth and young adults for future success.

You can find information about how to apply for SuccessLink Direct Jobs and Grant Jobs below. Please note: We have limited phone access due to COVID-19. Please email us at successlink@boston.gov with any questions.

Have questions? Contact:

Youth Engagement and Employment
617-635-4202

(We have limited phone access due to COVID-19. Please email us!)

1483 TREMONT STREET
BOSTON, MA 02120
OFFICE HOURS

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Youth summer 2021 jobs are here!

qualifyING for SuccessLink:

To be eligible for employment with SuccessLink, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must turn 15 years old on or before September 1, 2021
  • Cannot turn 19 years old on or before September 1, 2021
  • Must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
Do You MEET THE SUCCESS LINK QUALIFICATIONS?

If you meet the requirements, then you qualify for a SuccessLink job with one of our amazing partners this summer! 

There are two ways to get connected to a SuccessLink job:

  • SuccessLink Direct Partners
  • SuccessLink Grant Partners

Scroll below to learn more about how to apply. Note: Applying for a job through SuccessLink does NOT guarantee a job opportunity or placement.

About the program

We employ Boston's youth at nonprofits, community-based organizations, and City agencies.

Types of SuccessLink Positions:
  • Music, art, theater, and dance
  • Government and advocacy
  • S.T.E.M.
  • Sports and recreation
  • Child care and education
  • Many more!
Partner Types:

We have partnered with almost 200 community-based organizations. Through our work, we've created a diverse network of organizations to employ Boston's youth. Interested in learning more about becoming a SuccessLink partner? Visit our partner page for more information.

SuccessLink Impact:
  • 97% of SuccessLink participants found the SuccessLink program to be beneficial.
  • 52% of SuccessLink participants work with partners who are aligned with their long-term careers goals.
  • 83% of SuccessLink participants said SuccessLink gave them a valuable work experience.

SuccessLink Direct | Hiring process

Hiring process

To work through SuccessLink, you must:

  • be 15 years old on or before September 1, 2021
  • cannot be 19 years old on or before September 1, 2021
  • be a full time resident of the City of Boston
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States

If you are within the valid age range, are permitted to work in the U.S., and live in Boston, fill out our online application!

Once you have applied to jobs, reach out to the organizations to which you have applied. By contacting organizations that you have applied to, they may invite you in for an interview.

VIEW PARTNER CONTACT INFORMATION

Onboarding is the process of filling out and uploading important hiring information online.  If you are selected by a SuccessLink Partner, you will be sent an onboarding email to complete the hiring process. 

Be prepared! Make sure that you have all of the required hiring documents available to upload to your onboarding profile. 

Need help with uploading your documents? 

You may bring in all of your original documents, the employee contract, and your signed work permit application to the YEE office at 1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120 during our office hours. 

  • YEE SuccessLink office hours: April 2021 - May 2021: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2 - 6 p.m. 
  • Summer office hours: June 2021 - August 2021: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Once you've completed your onboarding and uploaded your hiring paperwork, your profile will be reviewed by the SuccessLink staff.

After your profile is reviewed and documents are verified you will be placed in hired status and receive a "Let's Get Started" notification email from the SuccessLink Team. Your employer will contact you by email or phone when you are cleared to work. You must wait until you hear from your employer before you start working.

Residency requirement

You must be a Boston resident to apply for a job through SuccessLink. View a map of Boston.

Hear from employees

" Working through SuccessLink has improved my professional development. "
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" Working at the DYEE office through SuccessLink has helped me to develop skills for the future! "
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" The skills that I have gained here are going to be used during whatever career path I take. "
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Christine .
" My summer jobs taught me public speaking, project management and community engagement skills. "
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