The Attic’s Summer Internship Program

Each summer The Attic offers a paid internship opportunity for Philadelphia’s LGBTQ high school students. This program is part of Philadelphia Youth Network’s WorkReady initiative, which funds workforce development opportunities for youth. The Attic’s internship program empowers LGBTQ youth and youth allies to work toward safety and visibility for LGBTQ youth in Philly. Each summer, the program has a theme (last year it was Black Lives Matter) and youth interns help create practical, usable, resources like a toolkit for teachers, videos to share their stories with others, performances, or research briefs.

The internship is for 6 weeks, from early July to mid August.  Interns work 20 hours a week, Monday-Thursday, from 11-4. They are paid $7.25 an hour.

Applications are available in April. Youth must physically come to the Attic to apply. 



  • Youth must be Philadelphia residents between 14-18 years old. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • The application requires youth to self-declare family income. The program is intended to provide opportunities to youth who come from lower income backgrounds, so some youth may be excluded if they are over the required minimum.
  • Required documentation includes:

o social security card
o photo ID with birthdate, or other legal proof of age
o work permit (if under 18),
o parent/guardian signatures

Since this is a competitive program, applying does not guarantee a spot. The Attic encourages youth to apply early, and make sure that they have all materials with them when they come to apply.

For more information, or to arrange a time to come to The Attic and apply, please contact Jacinto Grant, Associate Director, at 215-545-4331 Ext. 109 or [email protected].