Summer WorkReady: Student Information

Apply for a Summer Job or Internship

Our office at 440 N Broad St is CLOSED for the season. UAC's main office is 1207 Chestnut St.

2017 Program Timeline

April 10th UAC WorkReady Office Opens
April - June  Application, enrollment, and selection process - June 28th last day for enrollment                                                 
May - June  Orientation
July 10th  Program begins (program runs for 6 weeks)
August 18th  Program ends

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

How to Apply


Summer 2017 program has ended and applications have not yet opened for 2018. 

  1. When 2018 applications open, the first step will be to complete an online application. Use the referral codes S125 for Work Experience or P97 for Internships. 
  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 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.

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 16-18 and must reside in the City of Philadelphia. 
  • Some prior job experience, resume, and interviews may be required