Calling all New York City Businesses!


Our happy PENCIL interns along with their Summer 2018 Internship hosts: Reegan Brown, BID Operations Manager, & Alison Lands, Interim Director of BID Field Operations

PENCIL serves hundreds of high school and college students each year as part of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s Ladders for Leaders Program and now is the perfect time to sign up your company as an intern host for the Summer 2019 season.

Behind every success story, there’s a community of people who helped along the way. At PENCIL, we believe that relationships have the power to create opportunities that help NYC students succeed. Hosting an intern is a truly powerful way to connect students to success.

For a taste of what our hosts have in store, we were thrilled to hear from our friends at Long Island City Partnership about their experience with our students last summer. As you can see, our intern hosts tend to get as much out of our PENCIL internships as our students! Thanks to Reegan, Alison, and team, for sharing and we look forward to working with you again.

“Long Island City Partnership was honored to serve as an intern host through PENCIL [last] year. We had three interns that each brought a unique set of skills and collectively accomplished more than we could have imagined, going above and beyond with each project and task. They worked on a variety of projects for the Business Improvement District, including: monitoring the streetscape, collecting pedestrian data, and analyzing and tracking the conditions of our street assets. Their work is highly valued at our organization and will continue to be used as we move forward. We are incredibly thankful to have been a part of the program [last] year and hope to participate in the future!” – Long Island City Partnership

PENCIL-supported interns receive over 20 hours of pre-employment training as well as a match to summer internships at the City’s most prestigious companies, nonprofits, and government agencies, equipping students with crucial workplace experiences and skills. If you or your company is interested in hosting an intern or volunteering, please email Mariel Zelhart, PENCIL’s Employer Engagement Manager, by clicking here!