Welcome to the SuccessLink Youth Employment Program

The City of Boston is accepting applications for open positions.  However, our response time may be delayed due to the City responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Mayor Martin J. Walsh & the City of Boston Department of Youth Engagement & Employment are excited to announce the launch of the 2020 SuccessLink Summer Employment Program! Every year, the City of Boston partners with hundreds of community-based and nonprofit organizations across the city to provide meaningful employment opportunities to thousands of Boston youth ages 15 to 18.  There are opportunities to work in a wide variety of job fields like the arts, government & advocacy, STEM, sports & recreation, childcare, education, and more! 

Youth who are interested in applying to work with SuccessLink must meet the following requirements:


  • Must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston
  • Must turn 15 years old on or before Monday July 6, 2020
  • Cannot turn 19 years old on or before Friday August 14, 2020
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States


SuccessLink Employment Program Dates:


SuccessLink Application Opens: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM

SuccessLink Application Closes: There is no close date as of yet. The application will remain open.

(NOTE: Youth  may be contacted for an interview by a site prior to the end of the application period, so we recommend that youth apply early!)

Employment Program Begins: Monday July 6, 2020

Employment Program Ends: Friday August 14, 2020



Youth Engagement & Employment (YEE) will post job opportunities for youth to apply for directly. Youth may apply for up to 15 positions.


The next steps:

  • The job site(s) that youth have applied to will review applications and will contact youth directly if they believe that the youth will be a good fit. 
  • Youth will have the opportunity to meet with the job site and show off their interviewing skills.  The City of Boston Youth Job and Resource Fair is a great way to learn about different opportunities and meet with SuccessLink Partners.
  • If selected, youth will receive an email from our team with instructions about how to complete the hiring process.  


Onboarding and Paperwork Completion:Youth applicants who accept job placements will be emailed instructions on how to fill out the necessary hiring paperwork along with a checklist of required documents that must be submitted online for verification. Completing Onboarding is the very last step in the hiring process! 

*Applying with SuccessLink does not guarantee a job. If you need assistance with applying for a job, please email us at SuccessLink@boston.gov or give us a call 617-635-4202.

Job Openings: