On Target

Total Durham YouthWork Internships


The target ifor internships is expected to increase incrementally each year until the ultimate goal of 1,000 internships is reached.


DYIP matches organizations with interns with summer internships.  YouthWork works closely with Durham County, Durham Public School, Made in Durham, Durham Technical Community College, and many other community and industry partners.  The Summer Internship Program starts in mid-June, and internships run from six to eight weeks.  

Next Steps

Over 800 youth have applied for DYIP this year, all of which had an opportunity to interview. Of those 800 youth, over 500 scheduled and interviewed. Currently we are in the process of matching youth interns with worksites for the Summer 2019. We have currently matched approximately 200 youths with corresponding worksites, on the path toward reaching our goal for 300 internships this program year.  Staff is continuing to work in coordination with program partners, such as Made in Durham, to conduct outreach and recruitment to local business, organizations and additional private sector participation.

Status Indicators: On Target On Target | Close to Target Close to Target | Needs Improvement Needs Improvement | Target Pending Target Pending