Department of Family & Support Services
City Services

Job Resources for Youth

After School Matters
Apprentice or intern with ASM in sports, the arts, technology, and much more. All info and application is available online.
312.742.4182
72 E. Randolph Street
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Alternatives,Inc.
This site will say: "Click HERE to learn about Alternatives Programs", then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Career and Employment" for more information. Contact the center via email or phone.
4730 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
773.506.7474

Americorps
Check out the website above to find out how you can earn money, both as a stipend and to help pay for college, while learning valuable skills and providing much-needed services in thousands of communities. (age requirements are 17-24)
800.942.2677

Chicago Area Project Youth Service Committee of the West Side
Website provides information. Contact the site directly for more details.
1832 West Washington Boulevard
1815 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois
312.666.9552

Chicago Parks District
Visit your local Parks District to find out about summer internship positions and fill out an application.

Chicago Public Schools
Your school may have a variety of jobs available. Visit your school office to find out more, and apply through the KidStart website.

Chicago Public Library
Use this valuable online resource for all Chicago classified postings, info on resume writing, and many other options. Go to the home page of the site, click on "Index" on the top bar, then on "Career" in the alphabetical listings.

Chicago Public Art Group
Log onto the website for information about paid internships painting mural art in low-income communities. (ages 14-18)
1255 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
312.427.2724

Chicago Summer Business Institute
An education and internship program focused on financial, legal, architectural and engineering professional fields. Program requirements are on website.
c/o UBS Financial Services, Incorporated
One North Wacker Drive, 35th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
312.525.4662

Chicago Workforce Board
A web-accessible, jobseekers' resource is in the works. Contact agency directly.
600 W Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601
312.553.4430

Chicago Youth Centers
Click on "programs & services" or "locations" to find out more. You can also call or stop by the location near your neighborhood. These centers offer career exploration and many other great programs. Phone numbers and center addresses are listed on website.

Chicago Youth Programs Inc.
Contact the Administrative offices for more info on CTC and Teen Career programs at:
5350 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
773. 924.0220

Greater West Town Community Development Project
Click on "programs" and then "youth employment" for details. Contact the center directly.
West Town Academy
2021 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612
312.563.9044

Howard Area Community Center
Offering career counseling and placement. Contact the center directly.
7648 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60626
773.262.6622

Job Corps
Click on "Students" to find out more about this intensive, live-in program for youth, ages 16-24. Youth are provided training, education, allowance, and job placement for up to a year after the program.
Byron Zuidema
Regional Administrator
U.S. Department of Labor/ETA
230 South Dearborn Street, 6th floor
Chicago, IL. 60604
312.596.5400

Jobs For Youth Chicago:
Jobs for youth provides young adults age 17-24 with job placement assistance, GED preparation, and job skills training.
50 East Washington Street
Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
312.499.4778

Junior Achievement
Click on the "Student Center" link to explore careers, learn how to pay for college, or how to plan your finances. Contact the center near you directly.
651 W. Washington Street, # 40
Chicago, IL 60661
312.715.1300

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
This national site is a source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Just click on the "Youth and Family" section in the top right corner.

Southwest Youth Collaborative
Offering education and career training, as well as job placement for youth. Check out the site and contact the center directly.
6400 South Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60629
773.476.3534
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC's website has information on many career-focused education programs and internships.
UIC Center for Literacy:
Project SOAR- A Head Start Early Literacy Youth Development Initiative
14-18 year olds work as Teen Literacy Coaches in Head Start sites. Gain job experience while doing literacy activities with 3-5 year olds. Paid training on child development, literacy activities and life skills for youth.
Applications accepted March 1- May 31
Contact 312.413.7403

Youth Guidance
Find out about ETC (education to career) programs and college exploration on this easy to navigate site.
122 South Michigan Avenue Suite 1510
Chicago, IL 60603
312.253.4900

Youth Service Project
YSP has many youth-focused programs, including training, referrals and placement. Contact the agency for details.
3942 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
773.772.6270

Youth Job Centers of Evanston
They serve youth ages 14-25, for success in the workplace, through job readiness, placement and employment support in partnerships with employers.
Evanston, IL 60201
847.864.5627