Our Program

Our Program

The Internship

First Workings partners with a select number of high schools in NYC. We seek high school juniors from underserved and underrepresented communities who are high-achieving, motivated, and have enormous potential. Students go through a rigorous application process to seek admittance into First Workings. We begin building relationships with students through frequent email communication, training students in professional development, and coordinating on-boarding processes at internship sites. Our summer internships typically take place over two weeks in July.

  • Paid two-week internship experience in matched industry or career
  • Tailored professional development training
  • Personalized support from First Workings



Upon being accepted, interns commit to participating in training sessions with professionals and employment experts. One of our Internship Partners, SThree, assist with hosting our training and help keep the sessions interactive, informative, and fun. Interns have the opportunity to learn and practice skills in:

  • Communication and networking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Resume building
  • Commercial acumen
  • Workplace and online etiquette
  • Training tailored to your industry (e.g. Excel, G Suite, etc.)


Support We Provide

In order to make the internship experience as successful, enjoyable, and seamless as possible, First Workings provides the following:

  • Select and match motivated interns for two-week internship
  • Prepare interns with professional development training
  • Provide materials such as MetroCards, lunch stipend, commute plan, and appropriate attire (when needed)
  • Help desk for employers, parents/guardians, and students
  • Regular check-ins to support interns and employer


Student Celebration

Interns who successfully complete the internship will be invited to join First Workings for the Annual Student Celebration. The celebration is held in the fall and is a special opportunity to honor our interns, Internship Partners, School Partnerships, and families.