Get career-building experience, and get paid, too!

2024 Summer Youth Work Experience Program Application

Deadline May 3

What you can accomplish

Take the initial steps into a successful career journey by taking part in the 2024 Summer Youth Work Experience Program sponsored by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board.

Young adults seeking to do meaningful work this summer have the opportunity to earn $16 an hour for a total of $3,200 between May 20 and October 14.

Those accepted into the program will work 180 hours with an employer and complete another 20 hours of online and in-person career-readiness training. Positions include but are not limited to clerical and office support work, maintenance work, child summer program supervision and administrative support.

Maximize your future and build confidence in yourself this summer. Apply today!

Who should apply

We are seeking to fill 90 positions with young adults between the ages of 16 to 24 who are looking to gain fulfilling work experience and develop new skillsets to advance on your career journey.

If you are accepted into the program, you will learn how a professional workplace operates and have the opportunity to build your resume. You will gain professional feedback and learn more about what you may or may not want to choose as a career.

Find out what you’re passionate about and make new community connections by applying today!

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 3


Contact Program Coordinator Jeanne Cassano

at or 908-541-5785.

“This program is having an expanding impact on businesses in our two counties, while offering a valuable introduction to lifelong positive work habits. Other opportunities can happen, too. Three participants last year continued to work with their employer after the summer ended,” said Jeanne Cassano, the GRWDB’s contract compliance and engagement specialist and coordinator for the summer youth program.

About the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board
The GRWDB oversees federally and state-funded career and employment services for businesses and residents in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. Programs and initiatives are guided by a board of private business representatives, labor unions, community-based organizations, educational entities, and other partners who set larger policy initiatives based on metric-based, state-developed data, as well as direct customer and employer feedback. For more information about board services, visit Text “onestop” to 565-12.