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Career & Education

Jobs & Internships

Gain the tools you need to succeed. 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.

To learn more about the right program for your background and goals, view our program catalog below. All Career and Education services are available to young people ages 16–24.

***Locations vary depending on the program, as noted below. Some are based at our Manhattan Youth Center location in SoHo; some are based at our Bronx Youth Center location; and others are available in both locations.

Cultivating Paths to Growth & Success

Door youth member Kelsie shares her story of The Door's job training programs, intersecting support systems, and wraparound services that have helped her find a way forward to achieving her dreams.

Advance & Earn—Woodlawn Preservation Training Program

Location: Bronx Youth Center

Our 20-week training program offers a 10-week paid internship, MetroCards for transportation, certifications (OSHA, Site Safety, Manlift, and More), incentives for benchmarks throughout the program, and job placement assistance! 

This program is for young adults interested in a career in masonry, landscaping, or construction. It is operated in partnership with The Door and the Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy with funding provided by DYCD Advance & Earn and The World Monuments Fund. 

The Woodlawn Conservation Training Program will select 30 young adults for the landscaping and 20 individuals for the masonry program per year. These young adults will receive specialized hands-on training under the guidance of expert instructors from the Davey Tree Expert Company and the International Masonry Institute.

Advance & Earn Plus—Solar One

Location: Bronx Youth Center

Enrollment for this 5-week program takes place twice a year in February and September at Solar One in Long Island City. This is an opportunity for young people, 18-24 who have their High School Equivalency or High School Diploma AND have been or currently are in Foster Care or have received services through a FAP program or a Juvenile Justice program to earn credentials, including an OSHA 30 and participate in a training that will introduce them to the field of green construction. This program is followed by 20 weeks of internship and job placement support into the field.

For more information email Matt Sullivan,

THE CUT—A Culinary Experience

Location: Manhattan Youth Center

THE CUT—A Culinary Experience, is a program offered in partnership with NYC Department of Labor, is a unique culinary experience offered at our Manhattan Youth Center for NYC residents ages 16–24. In 12 weeks, youth participants will:

  • obtain ServSafe Food Handlers Certification

  • gain real-world kitchen experience

  • complete a 150-hour paid internship

  • learn, practice, and earn

Program participants can earn up to $3,100, and the skills-building curriculum includes resume writing; career advancement coaching; effective communication training and practice; completion of necessary tax forms with Human Resources Department through onboarding; and lessons in kitchen safety, knife skills, cooking techniques, and more from a trained Chef Instructor.

Learn & Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP)

Locations: Manhattan & Bronx Youth Centers

The Door’s LEAP program is an additional layer of support for young people, 16-24 who self-disclose having contact with the justice system, foster care system or experienced homelessness and are interested in one of our post-secondary programs. Young people are connected to LEAP services if they have completed their High School Equivalency with The Door and are interested in enrolling in one of our prost-secondary programs, or they already have their HSE and are currently enrolled in one of our post-secondary programs. The post-secondary bridge programs that we support include EMT, TechBridge, Bridge to College, and Woodlawn. We host Bridge to College courses across both our Bronx and Manhattan sites.

As members of LEAP, participants receive: 

  • extra one-on-one support 

  • additional monetary incentives 

  • leadership opportunities 

If you complete your High School Equivalency with us you are eligible for $150.00 HSE completion incentive. If you want to matriculate through one of our Bridge programs you are eligible for 5 check-ins at $25 each between the completion of your HSE and the start of your bridge of interest. 

Support for 10 months post completion of your bridge program. During that first year post completion of the bridge, participants are provided a check in per month where they receive support from a staff person and an incentive of $50.

The Academy

Location: Bronx Youth Center

The Academy is offered at our Bronx Youth Center location. The Academy is a unique program designed to prepare foster care youth for adulthood. It offers one-on-one academic and employment services together with supportive counseling for young people who are participating in either our supportive housing/Runaway Homeless Youth services and/or our career and education programming and self-disclose having experience with ACS/the Foster Care system.

This Way ONward

Location: Manhattan Youth Center

This Way ONward (formerly known as This Way Ahead) is an 8-week training program for young people ages 16–24 who want to gain a job and leadership skills or advance their existing skills, whether they are in, or out of school. With a coaching program and the partnership of retail company Old Navy, you’ll be setting yourself up for success. 

Being part of This Way ONward will require participation in regular workshops led by both Door coaches and employees from our partner companies. You will learn about possible careers and work on the skills you need for future employment. Young people who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to interview for a PAID 10-week Internship at an Old Navy store. 

For more advanced young adults we will be offering, on a limited basis, a Direct-to-Hire model of programming which results in direct employment at Old Navy or other companies. This model entails a 4 to 5-week training commitment. 

As members of This Way ONward, participants receive: 

  • get access to numerous supportive services

  • modest stipends

  • additional internship or employment opportunities

This Way ONward training models run in multiple sessions throughout March to October. To join, you’ll need to attend an upcoming virtual information session.

Visit This Way ONward to learn even more about the program.

Train and Earn

Location: Manhattan & Bronx Youth Centers

The Train and Earn program is available at both The Door’s Manhattan and Bronx Youth Centers. It is a sector-based program with work readiness and sector base training workshops that runs for 4 weeks. It provides various entry-level training skills. On completion program, participants are armed with the induction WRCS portfolio, which includes a marketable resume, attention-grabbing cover letter, thank-you letter,  and a networking profile (LinkedIn) to build a lasting and formidable career.  

All training tracks will afford participants the opportunity to gain an industry-recognized certification with on-the-job training internship opportunities. 

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistance (CMAA) participants will earn the Medical Administrative Assistance certification from NHA. 

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

  • Computer and Network Service Technician participants will earn an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians or CompTIA A+.

  • Emergency Medical Technicians Training in partnership with Hostos Community College, EMT-B certification, CPR certification, driver’s license, job assistance, and additional incentives. 

  • Security Guard Training Program

Participants qualify for a 175-hour paid internship and a full year of incentives retention services support this includes; weekly and monthly check-in from a Job Placement Specialists and/or Career Advancement Coach to ensure success in the workplace and career aspiration goals.

To learn more, email the OSY team’s at

Contact Directory

General Hours

Manhattan & Bronx Youth Centers, Monday–Friday, 9:00am–6:00pm

Specific Programs

This Way ONward training runs in two sessions: March–June and June– October. 

Manhattan Youth Center:
Tuesday–Thursday, 4:30pm & 5:30pm

Bronx Youth Center: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm.

The Cut—Culinary Workforce Training: The program, based at the Manhattan Youth Center, spans 12 weeks, Monday– Friday.

Workshops are scheduled in two phases:
1) working with a Career Advancement Coach, 3:30pm6:00pm.

2) a kitchen phase, in which participants will be trained by our Chef during two possible shifts, 9:00am–1:00pm or 2:00pm–6:00pm.

For Questions

Advance & Earn—Woodlawn Preservation Training Program: Chris lannelli,

Train NYC Programs: Jeremy Nunez,

The Cut—Culinary Workforce Training: Latasha Stephens,, call/text: 917-696-3758

Learn & Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP): Alex-Ann Espeut,

The Academy: Shavaughn Stewart,

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