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Last updated: 2/12/19

SuccessLink summer jobs

You can register for a 2019 summer job from February 20 until April 5!

Mayor Walsh's Youth Jobs Program provides entry-level employment experience to more than 3,500 youth. Youth work at more than 200 community-based organizations. These jobs give youth experiences that are engaging and meaningful. They also prepare them to enter the workforce later in life. SuccessLink is the online tool that enables Boston youth to register for the jobs program.

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

Summer jobs 2019 update

The registration for summer 2019 jobs will open February 20, 2019! 

Registration begins Wednesday, February 20, and ends Friday, April 5, at 11:59 p.m.

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

When the application period opens, we'll add an onboarding link where you can upload your documents and complete the necessary tasks to get hired.

Types of jobs available

Participants can work in many different positions, including:

  • Youth Advocate
  • Camp Counselor
  • STEM Apprentice
  • Sports Specialist
  • Media Production Assistant, and
  • Youth Arts Apprentice.

Hiring process

Hiring process

First, you must check your eligibility and then register through SuccessLink.

To qualify for a summer job, you must:

  • have been born between July 8, 2004, and August 16, 2000
  • 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 on February 20 when registration opens!

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:

COME 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:

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 summer jobs program begins on July 8. If your organization says you are OK to start, you may begin working. You can work up to 25 hours per week. Congratulations!