Durham YouthWorks

About YouthWorks

Durham YouthWorks is a program designed to help young adults develop critical skills and exploreYouthWorks participant explaining what they are working on career options with top employers.

  • Hybrid program with virtual and in-person opportunities
  • Earn up to $1,600 for participating in YouthWorks
  • Learn more about careers through YouthWorks
  • Interested applicants must have a work-appropriate email address that they check regularly


The 2024 Durham YouthWorks Application is now open, apply here: 2024 Durham YouthWorks Application 

Please note that the application deadline is Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 12:00am Midnight. 

If you are a Durham resident, age 14-24, Durham YouthWorks is a perfect opportunity for you! The Durham YouthWorks Summer 2024 program will provide a paid opportunity for youth and young adults to learn work readiness and career skills. The YouthWorks program requires for you to be a Durham City or Durham County resident, age 14-24 by June 30, 2024. Participation may be determined by lottery. 

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Getting Prepared

Check out our Durham YouthWorks Getting Prepared Guide that's full of tips and information to help you get ready for the program. 

Other options for summer employment and involvement are available through Durham Parks and Recreation.

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