The Attic’s Summer Internship Program

Each summer The Attic offers a paid internship opportunity for Philadelphia’s LGBTQ high school students. This program is part of Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady initiative, which funds workforce development opportunities for youth. The Attic’s internship program empowers LGBTQ youth and youth allies to work toward safety and visibility for LGBTQ youth in Philly. Each summer, the program has a theme (last year it was Black Lives Matter) and youth interns help create practical, usable, resources like a toolkit for teachers, videos to share their stories with others, performances, or research briefs.
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The Attic Youth Centers WorkReady Summer is a 6-Week Program for LGBTQ+ Philly Highschool age youth. With the Attic’s trauma informed approach, and unmatched intersectionality, a 2022 WorkReady summer experience is dynamic and future shaping. 

What is an Attic WorkReady Summer? 

Starting in early July and ending Mid-August, enrolled youth will engage in project-based learning preparing them for the professional world of networking, communication, event planning, written expression, and artistic creativity. Youth can earn up to 1000$ over the summer! Payments are sent out through PYN debit cards.  

The Attic mission is to create opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Summer 2022 upholds this mission by centering youth identity as the foundation for our programing. 

Step 1. Enrolling 

Apply to work at The Attic through WorkReady. Apply early and earn a bonus of 150$ to your first payment.  

You will receive instructions by email after you apply. Keep your application password handy!

Step 2. Qualifying 

To become WorkReady, youth need Documents to complete your application. For example, you will need: 

  • Social Security Card  
  • Proof of Philadelphia residency 
  • Student ID/ Birth Certificate/ Work Permit 
  • Parent/ Gurdian Signature (for 14–15 year old’s) 

The purpose of gathering these documents is to show that you are Ready to work! There are multiple ways to get these forms DONE. If you don’t know where your Birth Certificate is…that’s okay! We will help you out!

Step 3. Becoming Work Ready 

Uploading these documents to your PENDEX application will be the final step in getting you ready to work at The Attic this Summer!

WorkReady Contact Form

Fill out this form to email Jordana for help with any steps of the process!