Urban Youth Internship Program

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The LifeLinks Urban Youth Internship Program provides young people with hands-on opportunities to investigate careers in Human Services.

If you are interested in becoming an Urban Youth Intern, please see the links below to complete your application.  



2018 Urban Youth Program Graduates


The LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program (SUYP) provides summer employment opportunities for young adults aged 18 to 24.  From mid-June through mid-August, interns "earn while they learn" working directly with individuals in our Day Hab Program - supporting adults with developmental disabilities. 

  • Urban Youth attend a comprehensive orientation, they participate and receive on-the-job training and peer support. 
  • They gain actual work experience while being mentored and supervised by experienced, professional LifeLinks staff.  
  • Urban Youth earn CPR and First Aid certifications and get introductory training in a variety of therapeutic areas including understanding developmental disabilities, teaching techniques, sensory programming, communication approaches, and positive behavior supports. 
  • Program participants are also paid to attend a course at Middlesex Community College, earning 3 college credits upon completion.

This unique training program provides young people with real world, hands-on experience in a fun and interactive setting.  Participants in the LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program gain an appreciation for the types of careers offered in the field of Human Services and develop meaningful relationships with individuals receiving these services,  LifeLinks' staff, and each other. At the end of 8 weeks, interns graduate from the program and take their summer experiences out into the world with a new appreciation for people with disabilities.

We value what our interns provide to our organization so much, that they are invited back to participate in the winter program during school breaks. For returning interns, we also offer internships for clinical, PEER Leaders and DDS. 

For more information about the LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program, contact Shawn Nault, Director of Day Habilitation Services at 978-349-3080.



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