About SYEP
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer
By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future.
What does the program offer?
SYEP will give youth a unique opportunity to explore their interest and discover new ones through:
Project-Based Learning:
NYC Teens aged 14—15 learn about career opportunities and make a difference in their communities through paid project-based activities
Work Experiences:
Young people aged 16–24 improve their work readiness skills and explore career pathways through paid summer jobs in a variety of industries throughout NYC
Career Exploration:
Flex your research skills and discover new career possibilities.
Earn Money:
Get paid to participate!
Who is eligible
Young people age 14 to 24
Must be a resident of one of the five NYC boroughs
The deadline to submit applications was 04/14/2023. No further applications may be submitted.
PLEASE NOTE: that you may only submit one application for SYEP. Selection into SYEP is based on a lottery. Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be offered a summer experience.
If you have further questions about SYEP, contact Community Connect at (800) 246-4646.
NYC Department of Youth
2 Lafayette Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Released: 4-5-2023a