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If you're a New York City teen and you like the idea of writing stories that will help your peers, YCteen may be the place for you.

YCteen writers get published online and in a print magazine that's distributed to hundreds of high schools, libraries, and community-based organizations in New York City. Most teens on the staff write personal stories about their own lives, and reported stories about issues that affect young people.

We are now taking applications for the spring 2018 semester.

Educators: Print out our internship flier and share it with your students!

During the school year, we welcome teen writers to work with us either as volunteers or for high school credit as interns.


  • Be a voice for teens
  • Improve your writing
  • Learn interviewing, research, and writing skills
  • Work with professional adult editors
  • Learn to work in an office environment with supervisors and colleagues
  • Get published
  • Get skills and clips that will help you get into college and get jobs


  • You must be between the ages of 15 and 20 and a New York City high school student
  • We're open to writers of all skill levels, but you must have a strong interest writing, and a willingness to learn the skills you need to produce stories that will help your peers
  • You must live in or near New York City and commit to working a minimum of two days a week, two hours a day for three months at our midtown Manhattan office. (Our office is open to writers from 1- 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday)

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 9, 2018. We will contact you for an interview by February 16: Apply online now!

Questions? Contact Holly at or call (212) 279-0708, ext. 116

Check back in the spring for information about Youth Communication's 6-week intensive summer writing workshop.

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