One Summer Chicago

Organization & Program Overview:
One Summer Chicago (OSC) is an initiative that provides youth with employment and enrichment opportunities during the summer months. OSC offers summer employment to youth between the ages of 14 and 24, as well as a range of enrichment activities for children and youth of all ages, including camps, sports, arts, and recreation programs. Most programs are between 20 and 25 hours per week. This year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s One Summer Chicago will offer a wide range of opportunities through our partner agencies and organizations, including After School Matters, the Department of Family and Support Services, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Public Libraries, and more. Depending on the opportunity, jobs could range from working outdoors to involvement in arts and academic enrichment programs.

Website: One Summer Chicago
Create an Account & Apply: Access Here
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ
Preparing for Your Application and Job Interview: Review Here

Program Requirements:
Each partner organization will have its own employment requirements, but here are the most basic requirements:

  • Be a City of Chicago resident (with the exception of Forest Preserve of Cook County – requires residency in Cook County)
  • Be between 14 and 24 years of age
  • Have permission to participate from a parent or guardian if you’re under the age of 18
  • Complete the One Summer Chicago online application

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until June 10, 2022.
Most programs will begin on July 5, 2022 and end on August 12, 2022. These dates may be subject to change depending on the partner organization.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please email

Summer Employment Opportunity