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DDS Urban Youth Collaborative Internship

Join the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) as part of the Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) and work full-time this summer supporting individuals with developmental disabilities as a paid intern.

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DDS Urban Youth Collaborative Program Details

Interested in exploring the human services field?

The Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) places high school and college interns in provider agencies, state-operated programs, and developmental centers across the Commonwealth in full-time summer jobs providing support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

While working as a DDS UYCP intern, you will:

  • Experience a range of human services roles in residential, vocational, and administrative settings while working alongside professionals.
  • Work to expand the social and recreational activities for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Make a difference in someone's life!
DDS Urban Youth Collaborative Program infographic


Apply to the UYCP Internship

Applications will open soon for 2024 interns.

UYCP Program Requirements

  • Applicant must be between 18-24 years old.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation.

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