Summer Urban Youth Program

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

The LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program provides young people with hands-on opportunities to investigate careers in Human Services


Applications for the 2017 Summer Urban Youth Program are being accepted through May 19, 2017. The LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program (SUYP) provides summer employment opportunities for young adults aged 18 to 22.  From mid-June through mid-August, interns "earn while they learn" working directly with individuals in our Day Habilitation Program - supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Interviews will begin June 5th. The 2017 SUYP begins on June 26th and ends on August 18th.   

Applications may be downloaded at the link below.  Completed applications must be submitted by May 19, 2017 to the attention of Joan Doyle.

By email to:

By US Mail to:  Joan Doyle / LifeLinks Inc. /  285 Mill Rd  / Chelmsford MA  01824


After attending a comprehensive orientation, participants receive on-the-job training and peer support, gaining actual work experience while being mentored and supervised by experienced, professional LifeLinks staff.  Interns earn CPR and First Aid certifications and get introductory training in a variety of therapeutic areas including understanding developmental disabilities, teaching techniques, sensory programming, communication approaches, and positive behavior supports.  Program participants are also paid to attend a course at Middlesex Community College, earning 3 college credits upon completion.

This unique training program provides young people with real world, hands-on experience in a fun and interactive setting.  Participants in the LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program gain an appreciation for the types of careers offered in the field of Human Services and develop meaningful relationships with individuals receiving services, the LifeLinks staff, and each other. At the end of the 8 weeks, interns graduate from the program and take their summer experiences out into the world with a new appreciation for people with disabilities.

For more information about the LifeLinks Summer Urban Youth Program, contact Shawn Nault, Director of Day Habilitation Services at 978-349-3080. 

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.