Internship Program

YMCA of the North Shore Internship Program

The YMCA of the North Shore is proud to offer a rich internship program for local students seeking experience in their prospective career.  The program allows our organization to provide meaningful work preparedness and learning opportunities for young people while advancing our mission through the addition of resources that help us accomplish our work in new and innovative ways.

Internships at the Y are developed by Directors and Senior Leaders to meet educational objectives and career exploration goals. All YMCA internships are posted and applications are accepted on a semester basis. Internship opportunities listed are regularly updated on this page including deadlines and anticipated placements detailed in each listing. Internships are typically semester-long and will be assigned the semester prior to starting.  Follow the links below to submit an application or email if you have any questions.

2021 Internships

Spring 2022 Internships 

Early Learning Student Teaching Opportunities

At the Y, we know that having quality, dependable childcare is important for working families. We also understand the importance of students interested in the field of Early Education gaining hands-on classroom experience to support their growth and development as the next generation of Early Educators. Working with a seasoned mentor, student teachers will have the opportunity to gain experience to support practicum or internship requirements through partnering schools. Experience at the Y will assist students in gaining the necessary skills and experience to become a certified teacher and learn about long term career opportunities at the Y. Interested in gaining Early Learning experience at the Y?

Submit an application by following the link below to be considered for a placement at one of our 10 Early Learning Centers located throughout the North Shore.

Early Learning Practicum & Internship Application 

High School Senior Projects 

Each Spring  High School Seniors from around the region complete Internships at the Y.  During these placements, students develop an understanding of workplace culture and career paths in our organization.  These projects are traditionally, 4-8 weeks in length beginning in early April through May.   While spending time with a Y professional, students have the opportunity to participate in projects to gain hands-on experience.  

To inquire about completing a Senior Project at the Y send an email to