The NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.
Through SYEP, participants can explore different interests and career pathways, develop productive workplace habits, and engage in learning experiences that strengthen their social, civic, and leadership skills.
By participating in structured projects and work-based opportunities, SYEP participants are better prepared for careers of the future.
Who Are SYEP Participants?
SYEP participants are highly motivated and talented NYC youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who are interested in pursuing careers in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. They are selected through a lottery and interviews may be available upon request.