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Paid summer experiences for youth

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) | Multiple providers.

Actively recruiting

Internship or short-term job

Young adults

1 to less than 3 months, Varies

Last updated on Mar 29, 2021

SYEP helps NYC youth ages 14–24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences.

SYEP offers young New Yorkers the opportunity to get paid to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills, and engage in learning experiences. This summer, participants will develop social, civic, and leadership skills through their work-experience program.

Who it's for

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Live in NYC
  • Are between the ages of 14 and 24 years old
  • Legally allowed to work in the US

Young adults, ages 22-24, who face employment barriers or reside in NYCHA development may be eligible for special programming. Please visit our website to learn more.

Next Steps

Applications are now open. The last day to apply is Friday, April 23, 2021.

Apply in one of two ways:

Participants are selected by lottery for the program.