Next Up

Next Up is a paid career exploration and internship program for Cambridge residents who are 18 - 24 years old. The program helps young adults figure out their next step, which might include going back to school, enrolling in a training program, or finding a better job - all while getting paid to participate. 

You are eligible for Next Up if:

  • You are a Cambridge resident who is 18-24 years old
  • You graduated high school or (or have a HiSET / GED)
  • You are not a full-time student
  • You are unemployed or working a job with limited growth options
  • You want support coming up with a plan for the future

Program Highlights:

  • 3 month commitment
  • 20 hour / week paid internship. Pay is $18 per hour. 
  • Paid weekly workshops
  • Career exploration
  • Skill-building and self-reflection exercises
  • Team-building
  • 1:1 sessions with a career couch

Apply to Next Up!

Questions? Contact Nadia Davila, Youth Services Coordinator, by email at or call/text 617-651-2139.  

This program is offered by the Department of Human Service Programs' Office of Workforce Development.