Work-Based Learning at IEC
Work-Based Learning (WBL) as a key activity that allows students to build a bridge from adolescent roles in the classroom to adult roles in professional settings. WBL activities include exposure to a range of occupations and career options, and classroom or community activities that incorporate employers as speakers, advisors, instructors or mentors. Students learn by observing and/or actually doing real work. Learning in the workplace or from industry professionals supports academic learning and promotes the development of broad transferable skills.
All students must check their NYC DOE e-mail for opportunities.
Obtaining Working Papers (Employment Certificate)
You must bring in the following documents to Mr. Oliver in room 419:
- Working papers Application
- Certificate of Physical Fitness OR Doctor's Physical Examination
- Proof of age: Birth Certificate OR State Issued Photo Or Driver's License Or Schooling Record
Note: You don't need the working papers if you are 18 years of age or older.
Internship I-9 Verification
I-9 Verification is a federally required process to ensure that you are allowed to work and be paid.
- Complete NYCCP (careerpathways.nyc)profile in order to upload your documents.
- Gather the required I-9 Acceptable Documents (including your working papers).
See Ms. Espiritu in Room 411 for additional steps.
Paid Experience Application
In order to apply for a paid experience, including an internship or stipend industry-based project, you will need:
- Working Papers
Apply via the Career Pathways Portal
Please contact Ms. Espiritu for additional support.
Summer Youth Experience Program
What is SYEP?
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer.
Participants receive the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help to develop their social, civic and leadership skills.
By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future.
What Does the Program Offer?
SYEP will give youth a unique opportunity to explore their interest and discover new ones through:
- Career Exploration: Flex your research skills and discover new career possibilities.
- Project-Based Learning: NYC Teens aged 14—15 learn about career opportunities and make a difference in their communities through paid project-based activities
- Work Experiences: Young people aged 16–24 improve their work readiness skills and explore career pathways through paid summer jobs in a variety of industries throughout NYC
- Community Building: Our democracy needs your voice. Learn valuable skills to become an active citizen at work and in your community.
- Earn Money: Get paid to participate!
Who is Eligible?
- Young people age 14 to 24
- Must be a resident of one of the five NYC boroughs
- Legally allowed to work in the US
For more information visit: NYC Department of Youth & Community Development Summer Youth Employment Program.
Work, Learn & Grow
What Does the Program Offer?
College Readiness: Learn skills to make a smooth transition from high school to college and “real’ world.
Skill-Building Activities: Receive help with your resume, cover letters, and interview skills. Learn essential job readiness skills and workplace etiquette.
Earn College Credit: Opportunity to take a College Now course through CUNY and receive college credit.
Career Exploration: Flex your research skills and discover new career possibilities.
Paid Internship: Paid internship opportunities available in a variety of industries to accommodate your career interests.
Who is Eligible?
16-19 years old as of October 4th, 2023
Enrolled in one of the Career Ready WLG schools.
A participant of the 2023 SYEP Program
A resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
legally allowed to work in the US.
For more information visit: NYC Department of Youth & Community Development: Career Ready WLG
You may also see Ms. Castillo in room 107 or e-mail her at email@example.com
CTE Students Internship Opportunities:
- Be sure to complete your Career Pathway Portfolio.
- Internships available are:
- Supplemental WBL Experience Funding (SWEF): Workplace challenges or internships that are part of Career and Technical Education programs.
- Industry Scholars (ISP): Industry-specific internships or workplace challenges and a variety of career activities aimed at helping students apply their skills in authentic industry settings while gaining real-world work experience.