YouthWork Internship Program

PROGRAM UPDATE: APRIL, 16, 2020

The Durham Youth Internship Program (DYIP) remains committed to serving our Durham youth and our employer partners.  However, in recognition of the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling our Summer 2020 program.

 The health, safety and well-being of our youth, program partners, and participating hosts remain our highest priority. We will take this time to build our program and come back stronger than ever to provide wonderful opportunities for our youth.

Please stay safe and we look forward to your participation next year.

Host A Summer Intern


The Durham YouthWork Internship Program offers Durham youth ages 14-24 the opportunity to gain work experience and develop skills through paid summer internships in local businesses, nonprofits and City and County government.

The program operates through a partnership of the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, Durham Workforce Development Board, Durham Technical Community College, Made in Durham, My Brothers Keeper and the Raleigh-Durham Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Council.

YouthWork is a core component of the education-to-career system being created by business, education, government and nonprofits partners through the Made in Durham partnership. The initiative aims to create a system of career pathways and supports that enable all Durham youth to graduate from high school, earn a post-secondary credential and secure living-wage work by age 25.