Training & Employment

Teen Training, Internship & Job Opportunities at the JCC


CLASSP (formerly SNiTI)

High School students learn to work with children who have developmental, physical or emotional disabilities.  Only 25 high school students will be selected each fall to participate in this exclusive program.


Students are required to commit 75 hours (35 hours community service, 40 hours stipend) working in various JCC special needs programs. In addition, each student will participate in five three-hour training sessions to be held on Sundays from 12:00-3:00 p.m.


Upon completion of the program, student interns receive 1 college credit and a $300 stipend. 


For an interview, contact ,Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services

 This project made possible through a generous grant from the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.



Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education (SHADE)

The JCC and the Tarrytown Union Free School District have teamed up to provide a unique  experience for students in Sleepy Hollow High School.  This program is based in the simulated model apartment at the Neighborhood House at 43 Wildey Street.  High school students learn skills and techniques which prepare them for working with children who have special needs.  The venue is a meeting place for a social group, meeting weekly, providing social and recreation opportunities for teens in the high school with challenges. The students are supervised by professionals, earn money and they engage in an internship, learn valuable job skills, build confidence, and support teens who are often marginalized. 


Contact Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director of Special Needs Services



Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
The JCC provides a wide range of experiences for youth from B'nai Mitzvah and community service hours to undergraduate field placements.  Our interns and volunteers have developed their marketing skills by producing promotional videos and slide shows, working with social media and online marketing and assisting staff with print campaigns. Volunteers and interns get hands on experience in childcare, program development, group dynamics, commnity organization, and event planning.  From a few hours to a semester or year-long experience, our staff will work with you to create a placement in which you can grow personally and professionally while contributing to our community in a real and valuable way.  Interview required.  Contact us for more information.


Apply for a summer job at one of our camps!  Application
Must be 16 or older to apply for a staff position.  Under 16 and want to work at camp?  See our CIT program, above.