The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in partnership with the Private sector provides employment opportunities for young people during the summer period.  Young persons, between the ages of 15 – 26, are employed during the summer in an effort to have them gain work experience.  

Persons interested in employment must apply to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Department of Youth.


Bahamian citizens and residents, ages 15 – 26.  Applicants must be at least 15 years old by the beginning of their summer employment.

  1. Interested persons may collect application forms at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.  
  2. The applicant must fill out and submit the application form to:

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
Human Resource Section
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas  

Family Island businesses may submit forms to the Family Island administrator.

  1. The Department of Youth will review the application to ensure an appropriate match between skill required and personnel and select appropriate candidates.
  2. The Department of Youth will contact both the business and employee to inform them of the pairing made.  
Application Form(s) 
Supporting Documents 
  • A valid police certificate
  • A copy of your National Insurance Card
  • A copy of the data pages of your passport. If you do not have a passport, a copy of an original birth certificate or registered affidavit
  • A valid school photo I.D /college I.D., and a passport-sized photo
  • Copies of all academic qualifications


Turn-around time 

Summer Employment Programme applications are processed within one month.

Applications must be submitted by May 30th annually.
Related Fee(s) 

There are no associated fees.

For more information please contact 

Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture
Department of Youth
Ground Floor West Wing Side
Education Building
Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N4891
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 502-0600
Fax. (242) 356-2693
Opening hours: 9:00 am to  5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Agency Contact Info
Youth, Sports and Culture, Ministry of
Thompson Blvd
P O Box N-4891
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 502-0600/5
Fax: (242) 322-6546
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