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Last updated: 2/20/18

SuccessLink Summer Jobs Program

Registration is now open for summer 2018. You have until Friday, March 30, at 11:59 p.m. to register.

The City of Boston has partnered with hundreds of community-based and nonprofit groups across the City. We’re giving meaningful jobs to thousands of Boston teens ages 15 - 18.

To sign up, first read about the process and requirements below. Then, create a SuccessLink profile and register to enter the summer jobs lottery.

Successlink summer registration

Still need help?

Visit the BCYF Division of Youth Engagement and Employment at 1483 Tremont Street in Roxbury, or call 617-635-4202, for help with the application.

Types of jobs available

Participants can work in many different positions, including:

  • camp counselors
  • administrative assistants
  • mural painters, and
  • peer leaders.
About the program

The program is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Youth Engagement and Employment division of Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

Upcoming events


Summer jobs 2018 update

Summer 2018 Successlink registration begins February 19!

Registration will begin Monday, February 19, and end Friday, March 30, at 11:59 p.m.

Successlink Summer registration

(To be completed ONLY if you are selected for a worksite)

The process and requirements

How the lottery works

For the summer of 2018, we’ll be using a lottery to pick teens for available summer jobs.

We will give each applicant a number. That number marks your position in the lottery after the SuccessLink registration closes.


Interested in applying? You need to have turned 15 before Monday, July 9, 2018. You also can’t be older than 19 on or before Friday, August 17, 2018. You also must:

  • be a full-time resident of the City of Boston, and
  • must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Summer jobs timeline
  • You can apply through SuccessLink from February 19 through March 30, 2018. 
  • Jobs in the program begin on Monday, July 9, and end on Friday, August 17, 2018.

After registration ends

After registration ends, we’ll begin to match applicants in the lottery to jobs and notify them by email. You have a 72-hour window to accept or decline the job we matched you to. We’ll continue this process until we fill all of the available positions.

If you accept a job

We will mark you as “accepted” and send you a follow-up email with instructions on what’s next.

If you decline a job

If you decline a job — or don’t respond after 72 hours — we will move your name to the end of the waitlist.

Waitlist Applicants

If your name isn’t drawn in the first run of the lottery, we’ll automatically add you to the waitlist. As jobs become available, we move you up the waitlist in the order that your name was drawn.

Onboarding and Paperwork

When you accept a job, we’ll email you instructions on how to fill out the necessary paperwork. You’ll also get a checklist of required documents (such as a birth certificate and social security card) for your job. Log into your Successlink profile to fill out the paperwork and upload your documents.

(To be completed ONLY if you are selected for a worksite)
Next steps

After you submit your paperwork online, you’ll be asked to bring your original documents to our team. We’ll verify them and complete the hiring process. We’ll give you a five-day window to upload any necessary documents. If you miss this timeframe, we’ll return you to the waitlist.