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Last updated: 10/9/19

Successlink school-year jobs

The SuccessLink school-year jobs application will go live October 2019!

Boston teens ages 15 to 18 can register with Successlink to find a fulfilling job in the City of Boston. School-year jobs run from November through April.

Still need help?

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

About the program

About the program

The City of Boston has partnered with hundreds of community-based and nonprofits across the City.

Employers are able to provide meaningful job opportunities to thousands of Boston teens ages 15 to 18.

Available jobs

Teens can work in various positions, including as:

  • after-school program assistants
  • administrative assistants
  • mural painters
  • peer leaders, and
  • much more!

Hiring process

Hiring process

First, you must check your eligibility and register. To get a school-year job through SuccessLink, you must:

  • have been born between April 26, 2000, and November 26, 2003
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States, and
  • be a full-time resident of the City of Boston.

If all these things apply to you, register for a SuccessLink job online!

All school year positions are "direct selection." This means organizations pick who they would like to hire.

To be selected for a school-year job, you need to reach out to organizations that you would like to work for. This way, they know you are interested and can invite you to interview.

If an employer picks you after registering, then your next step is to onboard. Onboarding is the process of filling out important hiring information online.


Here is a list of documents that you will need for onboarding:

  • Employee contract
  • Document checklist
  • Work permit application
Go to our office

You will need to bring all of your documents to our department at:

1483 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120

This step is called processing because we process your important information.

We need original documents

You must bring in originals of all documents used for onboarding, including:

  • Employee contract
  • Document checklist
  • Work permit application

After processing, you must wait until you hear from your employer before you start working. Do not start working before your employer says it is OK.

You are not hired until your organization contacts you. Do not start working before the organization you are working at tells you to.

The school-year jobs program begins on November 26. If your organization says you are OK to start, you may begin working. You can work up to 10 hours per week. Congratulations!