Jobs & Internships

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)


Information on 2019 applications coming soon. Check back with this page for updates.

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail

SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

Program Dates

  • The 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program will run from July 8 through August 16, 2019.

Program Requirements

  • New York City Resident
  • Required Document Checklist
  • Ages 14 - 24

Information for Current and Past SYEP Participants

Letter of Recommendation Pilot study with the University of Pennsylvania

*The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.