Employment Permits

Employment Permits (also known as “Working Papers”) for Cambridge residents between the ages of 14 and 17 can be obtained only at the Rindge School of Technical Arts (RSTA) Office 617.349.7782 at CRLS. 

The RSTA Office is open daily during the school year from 7:15AM to 3PM when school is in session. During school vacation periods and the summer months, the RSTA Office is usually open from 7:30AM to 2:30PM; however, during these times, it is best to email the office or call a few days in advance of your intention to come in to be sure the Office will be staffed and accessible.

*Please note, hours are subject to change.

MAYOR'S YOUTH PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT PERMITS
To apply for an employment permit for this specific program, please click an option below:

Select an Option:

CPS Student Submit Permit OnlineNon-CPS Students Submit OnlineDownload Paper Copy

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PERMITS
NOTE: The process to obtain an Employment Permit is below:
Online Applications:

  1. The first step (after you have been offered a job) is to complete an EMPLOYMENT PERMIT APPLICATION. You can select option 3 below.
  2. The second step is to email your completed Employment Permit Application & Proof of Age to: [email protected] or you may bring it to the RSTA Office for processing.

    *Proof of age can be a Birth Certificate, Passport, immigration record, or any state of government-issued identification that includes the date of birth.

  3. The third step is to complete the Permit below: Select option 1 or 2

Paper Applications for In-Person Processing:

  1. The first step (after you have been offered a job) is to complete an EMPLOYMENT PERMIT APPLICATION (You can select option 3 below)
  2. The second step is to bring the completed Employment Permit Application along with proof of age* to the RSTA Office for processing.

    *Proof of age can be a Birth Certificate, Passport, immigration record, or any state of government-issued identification that includes the date of birth.

Select an Option:

CPS Student Submit Permit OnlineNon-CPS Students Submit OnlineDownload Paper Copy

From the official website of the Massachusetts Attorney General:
“For minors who are residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, permits are issued by the superintendent of schools for the municipality in which the minor lives or attends school - either is acceptable. If the minor resides outside the Commonwealth, the permit is issued by the superintendent for the municipality where the minor's job will be located.”

The Superintendent of the Cambridge Public Schools has authorized the above Procedure for Obtaining Employment Permits for Cambridge residents. This Procedure complies with applicable Massachusetts statutes and Regulations.

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