increased employability of participants
Results show that the program group was significantly more likely than the control group to have been employed in a paid internship (60 percent versus 8 percent).10 They were also more likely to have received help finding or keeping a job (85 percent versus 53 percent), which includes participation in activities such as job search, job readiness, and career planning, as well as financial support for job-related costs. Additionally, program group members were significantly more likely than control group members to have received advice or support (70 percent versus 46 percent) and mentoring (62 percent versus 35 percent) from staff at an agency or organization. In sum, while many control group members received services, program group members received substantially more services in the key areas on which YAIP focuses.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP)
Introduced in 2007, YAIP is a workforce development program designed for young New Yorkers living in poverty who are neither in school nor working, but who are believed to have the potential to benefit from a relatively brief, non-intensive intervention. In theory, the YAIP target population is not so disadvantaged that they need extensive wraparound services, but disadvantaged enough to require the support of a program to acquire the skills and experience needed to improve their labor market prospects and give them a “jump start” back into productive activity.
phase 1: 2 to 4 weeks phase 2: 10 to 12 weeks phase 3: 9 months
about 30 young adults per cohort
between 16 and 24 years old
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The evaluation includes an implementation study, an impact study, and a benefit-cost analysis. This report presents implementation and early impact findings (after one year). The impact study uses a randomized controlled trial design in which individuals eligible for and interested in YAIP were randomly assigned to either a program group, which was offered YAIP services, or to a control group, which was not offered those services. Data sources for the impact study include administrative records on wages and postsecondary enrollment, subsidized employment payroll records, and surveys conducted approximately 4, 12, and 30 months after participants entered the study.
The study will evaluate impacts on employment and earnings, education and training, and well-being, among other areas.
program group: 1 638 individuals control group: 1 040 individuals
2013 - 2014
Skemer, Melanie/ Scherman, Arielle/ Williams, Sonya/ Cummings, Danielle (2017): Reengaging New York City’s Disconnected Youth Through Work: Implementation and Early Impacts of the Young Adult Internship Program. OPRE Report 2017-22. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.