6 weeks of interning
2016 Portfolio Night
2016 TCC Teens
Hands-on work experience
2 monthly MetroCards
Intern in your industry
$300 clothing stipend


Thank you for your interest in Teen Career Connection. Please be aware that though we will not be hosting our traditional TCC cohort during the summer of 2021, we are looking forward to the summer 2022 Teen Career Connection season.  If you are interested in connecting with us to see what college and career readiness events we may potentially have lined up for the summer of 2021, please contact us at

*Note, all applications must be submitted online via the link above. Absolutely no written applications will be accepted. The PDF application is for your reference and opportunity to think through your responses prior to applying.

Application Process

Interested students may apply online through March 16, 2020. Qualified students will be invited to group interviews, and students who are invited for an individual interview will be asked to have the following information readily available:

  • Two recommendations (non-family members)

  • Access to a copy of your transcript

  • Working papers

  • Social Security number

Who is eligible?

In order to qualify for the 2020 Teen Career Connection Program, you must:

- Be a current junior or senior as of Spring 2020, enrolled in High School or an HSE/Alternative Program.

- Currently live within the 5 boroughs


Application Opens

January 10

Application Deadline

March 16 at 11:59 PM 

Group/Individual Interviews

March 30 - April 24 


Meet and Greet with Host Sites, Sponsors & Mentors

June 1

Professional Development Training

June 25 - July 2

Internship Period

July 6 - August 14

Portfolio Night

August 20

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Original Design by 2016 TCC Alum Joyce Wu

Updated design by 2019 TCC Alum Laila Dola

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