Programs & Services

Jobs & Internships

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Are you ready to reach your greatest potential? Our comprehensive, integrated, free Jobs & Internships programs will give you so much more than just a job placement – we’ll help you explore different career paths and gain the skills to help you find and keep the RIGHT job. Check out our many options to pick the right program for your background and goals! The first step to joining any of our College Advisement & Tutoring programs is to become a Door member.

Please be aware that unless otherwise noted, all of the programs below are at our main Manhattan location. 

EPOCH – The Door’s comprehensive career and education program to help you finish your education and gain job and life skills for your future. If you’re out of school and/or out of work and looking to both finish your education and find a job, then EPOCH is the right choice for you.

No matter which path you choose, you’ll get individualized support, coaching and opportunities to help you meet your goals, as well as assistance with transportation and other personal needs – all for free and under one roof. Our two pathway options are:

Infused HSE: This option will teach you the skills you need to pass your HSE test while preparing you for a career at the same time. Classes are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include HSE material, leadership development, and an opportunity to explore your career interests. Infused HSE students can also apply for in-house, paid internships and receive other stipends and incentives for participating. 

CITE (College, Internships, Training and Employment): If you already have a high school degree or HSE – or if you need a job right now – this program is the option for you. Our coaches will help you get a job or internship, or get you enrolled in a college or vocational program. We’ll also help you develop an action plan – a must-have strategy for lasting success – and stay with you while you get settled into your new job or school.

To learn more about EPOCH, contact us via phone at 212-941-9090, ext. 3368 or email


Bridge Programs (EMT, IT) – Available only in our Bronx Youth Center location, this program helps young people start career pathways that lead to well-paying, in-demand jobs. Currently, we offer introductions to Emergency Medical Technician training and Information Technology (IT and computers).

You’ll learn the basics of the profession, setting you on the right path to a life-long career. For the IT Bridge program, you'll complete CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. In our EMT Bridge program, you'll earn a CPR certification and be eligible to sit for the NYS and National EMT Certification learn the basics of the profession, setting you on the right path to a life-long career. While it is only available in the Bronx, members who live in any borough can access it. To learn more about our Bridge Programs, contact James Johnson by phone at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3512, or by email at

Culinary Training Program – Available only in our SoHo location, this program helps young people ages 16-24 who have a passion for cooking get started on an exciting career in the culinary field.

You’ll get six weeks of paid, hands-on training in our state-of-the-art kitchen with a professional chef, and be prepared to get your Food Handlers Certification (known as ServeSafe). At the end of the program, we'll also help you find a job in the field. We are enrolling through March 28, then will open enrollment again in June and September of 2016To learn more about the culinary program, contact Nat Agosto at 212-941-9090, ext. 3389 or,  and Christina Jackson at 212-941-9090. ext.3228 or

Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP, YAIP+) – This is a fourteen-week program that gives committed young people ages 16-24 who are out of school paid work experience in a variety of professions. If you’re not currently in school and need some help getting into a career, this is a great program for you.

YAIP is a two-step process. First, you’ll have a three-week job readiness training class, held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll learn how to work as a team and as a leader, develop time management skills, improve your professional attitude and communication, and more. After the three-week class has ended, you’ll move on to a paid, 11-week internship experience that we’ll help you find. In the year that follows your internship, we’ll work with you to lay out your future goals and set you on the right path to meet them – it could be preparing you for college or vocational school, or helping you find additional internships or job opportunities. We also have additional resources for young people who have experience with the foster care system or the criminal/juvenile justice system (known as YAIP+).

You must become a member of The Door to join the YAIP program. After becoming a member, we’ll need you to attend an orientation session to make sure you’re ready to join this intensive program. Orientation sessions are held Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. You should bring a social security card, birth certificate, proof of residency, and government issued ID with you to the session. YAIP is available at both our main location in Manhattan, and our Bronx location. 

To learn more about YAIP or YAIP+ at our Manhattan location, contact Antoinette Washington at 212-941-9090, ext. 3237 or by email at To learn more about YAIP or YAIP+ at our Bronx location, contact Shamek Johnson at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3515 or by email at


ServiceWorks – ServiceWorks is perfect for young people aged 16-24 (in or out of school) who are seeking volunteer and leadership opportunities combined with job placement assistance. Participants will receive training in leadership and workplace skills, get support in building networks and connections, and participate in volunteer service projects over the course of ten weeks. Become an agent of change in your community!

Each week that you’re in ServiceWorks, you’ll spend at least three hours with us developing new skills, spending time with a professional mentor, and participating in regular volunteer opportunities. Volunteering increases your chances of finding a job, and ServiceWorks’ unique structure helps you build a network of potential employers while developing core skills that employers look for in job candidates.

To learn more about ServiceWorks, contact Justin Richardson at 212-941-9090, ext. 3229 or by email at


This Way Ahead – This nine-month program is for young people ages 16-21 who are in school and want to gain job and leadership skills. With a coaching program and the partnership of major businesses (like Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic), you’ll be setting yourself up for success after high school.

Being part of This Way Ahead will require participation in regular workshops led by both Door coaches and employees from some of our partner companies. You’ll learn about possible careers and work on the skills you need for a future job. Those young people who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to interview for paid internships at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores. You’ll also get access to numerous supportive services, modest stipends and additional internship opportunities.

To join This Way Ahead, you’ll need to attend an information session (held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.). 

To learn more about This Way Ahead, contact Andre Nelson at 212-941-9090, ext. 3314 or by email at, or Samentha Jean-Charles at


Work Readiness Customer Service (WRCS) – This program is for young people ages 16-24 who are out of work and not enrolled in any school program. You’ll get basic training for future careers in the customer service industry and connections to potential employers.

Through WRCS, you’ll get training in basic business etiquette, computer proficiency (Word, Excel, etc.), customer service, and other skills. You’ll also receive a customer service certification that is recognized as an asset for employment by several major corporations like Macy’s, The Container Store, CVS, JCPenny, Kmart, Office Depot, Toys R Us, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Sears, and Saks. You might also receive a biweekly paycheck of up to $740.

To participate in WRCS, you must be currently unemployed and out of school. You must also commit to one full year of active program engagement and attend one of our orientation sessions, held weekly on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Still not sure if WRCS is right for you? Check out our video for an insider’s look!

To learn more about WRCS, contact Nat Agosto at 212-941-9090, ext. 3389 or


Teens Against Sexual Ignorance (TASI) – For young people under the age of 18 who want to teach others about sexual and reproductive health by leading interactive workshops here at The Door. Done in partnership with our Adolescent Health Center, our TASI peer educators get experience in leadership and education. TASI is supervised by the Adolescent Health Center - contact them for more information about this program by calling 212-941-9090, ext. 3221.

Peers Against Unsafe Sex (PAUS) – For young people between the ages of 18-21 who want to become role models and sources of sexual health information in their communities. Done in partnership with our Adolescent Health Center, PAUS educators travel throughout the city to lead workshops on safe sex and sexual health at middle schools, high schools, and community-based organizations. PAUS is supervised by the Adolescent Health Center - contact them for more information about this program by calling 212-941-9090, ext. 3221. 

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