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Last updated: 11/7/18

SuccessLink summer jobs

We will add information about the summer 2019 jobs program as soon as it's available.

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 2018 update

Summer 2018 Successlink registration has now closed! Applicants should check their email regularly for updates.

Registration began Monday, February 19, and ended Friday, March 30, at 11:59 p.m.

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

Visit the onboarding link below to upload your documents and complete the necessary tasks to get hired.

onboard online 

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.

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.

onboard here 

(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.