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Jobs & Internships

The CREI Division offers both full-time and part-time positions in the Department of Youth & Family Services

In addition to the information below, you should also visit the City of Albuquerque Employment Opportunities page. View additional information and resources for City of ABQ youth job opportunities.

Team players wanted at your local community centers and school sites!

Community Centers

GET IN THE GAME! Be a Team Player at your local community center! We are looking for talented, dedicated, and professional staff members to work at one of more than 20 community centers located throughout the City of Albuquerque.

Play + at APS School Sites

Join Burque Kids and be a role model and mentor to our future Burqueños. We train you to provide a fun, safe, and creative atmosphere for children ages 6 to 12 years old at elementary schools throughout Albuquerque.

Therapeutic Recreation

Programs are offered for youth and adults with and without disabilities, ages 6 and up. The program offers a variety of services that may include art, leisure education, performing arts, gross motor activities, and games. The Loma Linda Community Center was remodeled to house the administrative offices for the Therapeutic Recreation program. This center provides fully inclusive programs for youth and adults.

Part-time positions for these programs include:

Recreation Leader (Summer)

This position is hired to work no more than 9 months in a 12-month period.

Recreation Leader (Temporary)

This position is hired to work a length of service that may not exceed 2 years.

Recreation Leader (Students)

This position requires the employee to be enrolled in a high school, or to be a college student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Assistant Site Supervisor & Site Supervisor

These positions are also available depending on qualifications and the needs of various programs.

Family & Community Services Youth staff membes posing for a group photo on a set of bleachers.

Job Mentor Program

The Job Mentor Program is a youth career-readiness training program that consists of a school-based program and paid summer internships.


School-based Program

JMP partners with 15 high schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools system to offer career-readiness training that includes career exploration, workforce skills, and paid job shadow experiences. Students receive .5 hours of elective credit per semester for attending the class and completing coursework, and participating in job shadow and community service opportunities. Each participating high school is designated a School-based Coordinator, who is responsible for class instruction and facilitating job shadow and community service placements. 

Read about the school-based program in this JMP Fall 2023 Reports Summary

Schools that offer JMP classes: 

Summer Internship Program

Summer internships offer 7-week work placements in government, APS, and non-profit organizations. The program is open to any high school student age 14 and up. Those interested in applying for a 2024 Summer Internship should follow the instructions in the JMP Hiring Packet