Youthlab is a project of Hopelab. At Hopelab we work collaboratively with you to create products that help young people thrive, free from barriers to their mental health and well-being. Youthlab brings together product designers, researchers, and youth to make this work possible.

Youthlab Paid Opportunities

Collaborate With Youthlab

Youthlab reduces barriers for organizations to invite teens and young adults into the product development process by serving as a connector and curator between product designers, youth networks and young people. Through paid opportunities, young people contribute their lived experiences and diverse perspectives to shape digital product design, research collaborations, marketing initiatives, and other learning opportunities.

Opportunities for Organizations

If you are a youth-serving organization interested in engaging in the work of Youthlab, please reach out to our team. We are working to build a trusted network of organizations serving LGBTQ+ and BIPOC youth who can help provide or share these paid opportunities with young people.

Get in Touch

Are you a young person interested in contributing your unique perspective to build products and services that best engage and reflect the needs of you and your peers?

Opportunities for Youth

If you are between the ages of 13 and 24 and are ready to share your ideas and experiences, lead conversations, and learn more about shaping digital product design, youth mental health solutions, research collaborations, marketing initiatives, and health education, check out the paid opportunities available with Hopelab’s Youthlab.

Youthlab Job Board

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you and what is this?

Hopelab is a non-profit foundation and impact investor. For the last 20 years we’ve been creating digital things that support the health and well-being of young people. Now, we’re creating Youthlab, which gives teens a place to share their thoughts, designs, creativity, and experiences to support Hopelab’s work (and get paid to do it).

How do I get paid?

After completing a mission, you’ll receive payment through a digital, prepaid debit card.

Who can sign up?

Each mission will have different requirements for participation. Please click into a mission to see if the mission needs someone with your background and skills.

Do I need any ‘experience’?

Experience = the ideas you have, the skills you’ve already developed, and the curiosity you bring. You’re an expert in being you, and that’s the level of experience we’re seeking.

Some missions may ask for particular lived experiences or interests, but most are open to a variety of teens and young adults across the United States.