Job Help

Job & Career Resources from the Boston Public Library

Afterschool and Summer Employment in Boston

  • Boch Center Wang Theater – Job opportunities for teens interested in using the performing arts (dance, music, or acting) for social change.
  • Boston Youth Fund – Opportunities for summer and school-year jobs.
  • Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) – The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) offers Boston Public School students a variety of ways to work and learn. The PIC organizes the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Campaign and a limited number of school-year internships.
  • Mayor’s Youth Line – A resource created by Boston teens for teens and their parents.
  • ABC SummerWorks – Another site to sign up for job opportunities, a CORI* is required to complete application.
  • Youth Conservation Corps – Apply to work outdoors as part of team with Boston Natural Areas Network to help parks in Boston.
  • Teen Employment with YMCA – The Y has employment opportunity for teens.
  • Sociedad Latina – Sociedad Latina offers different job opportunity for teens as well as job development programs.

Volunteer Opportunities to Gain Job Experience

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Youth Leadership Corps – BARCC’s Youth Leadership Corps, is a great way to learn job experience as well as helping to change your community.
  • Teens in Print – TiP is looking for teens who want to express themselves through writing. Most of the jobs are volunteer opportunities, but some do lead to paid jobs.

Resume Writing & Interviewing

Online Resources

  • Safety at Work – Once you are hired, here are a few tips on how to be safe at your work.
  • US Department of Labor – Know your rights as a youth worker.
  • Boston Youth Zone E- Newsletter – Join this newsletter to have up-to-date information on job opportunities, internships and activities offered in Boston for teens.
  • Jobnet Youth Services – Check out the services Jobnet offers free for Young Adults, some include MCAS and GED preparation, career planning and credit recovery.

*CORI stands for Criminal Offender Record Information. Many jobs might require applicants to have a police background check done before they can be hired.