Summer WorkReady: Student Information

Apply for a Summer Job or Internship


The Urban Affairs Coalition offers paid summer job opportunities and support to youth through the WorkReady program. 

Enrollment for summer 2017 has not yet begun. To be notified when the online application opens, click here.

Program Benefits

  • Paid summer job or internship opportunity
  • Career Exposure, resume and interview preparation
  • On-the-job mentoring and 21st century workforce skills training

Please note this program is competitive. Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance.

2016 Program Timeline (2017 Program Timeline not yet available)

April 6th Applications open. 
April - June  Recruitment and selection process                                                 
May - June  Orientation
July  Program begins (program runs for 6 weeks)
mid-August  Program ends


Program Models

Work Experience Program - Referral Code S125

  • Ages 14-18 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia.
  • No prior experience required

Internship Program  - Referral Code P97

  • Ages 14-18 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia. 
  • Some prior job experience, resume, and interviews may be required

Enrollment process

  1. Complete an online application. Use the referral codes S125 for Work Experience and P97 for Internships. To be notified when the online application opens, click here.
  2. UAC Summer WorkReady staff will review your application. After you have completed the online application, starting in mid-April, you should come to UAC for an enrollment appointment. 
  3. For the enrollment appointment, you will need to bring specific documents. Please click here for more information about how to prepare for an appointment. You should also receive an email with this information. Please note that due to state legislation, youth participating in the program may be required to complete a background check screening. There will be no cost for the background check and youth will receive instructions to complete the process during enrollment.
  4. After your enrollment is completed, you will be invited for a program orientation. Orientation is required to be eligible for the program, but does not guarantee you will be accepted.
  5. After your orientation, UAC Summer WorkReady staff will work to match your interests and skills with an opening at a potential work site. For the Internships program, this process may include interviewing with the potential employer.
  6. You will be notified via phone or email when UAC Summer WorkReady staff have been able to successfully match you in a summer job/internship, or if we were unable to make a match. 

Positions may be assigned to applicants on a random basis and completion of the application or enrollment process does not guarantee program acceptance. For more information please call 215-851-1800.