The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment at the NYS minimum wage for up to six weeks in July and August, for up to 25 hours per week. Participants between the ages of 16 and 24 work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:
Arts and Recreation / Education Services / Financial Services / Healthcare/Medical / Hospitality/Tourism / Information Technology / Marketing/Public Relations / Entertainment /Real Estate/Property / Retail
Participants between the ages of 14-15 years old youth will participate in a paid project-based learning experience that will provide enriching career exploration, emphasize work- readiness, help foster leadership and develop numerous skills. Activities will take place for 12.5 hours a week for six weeks in July and August and participants will receive up to a $700 stipend based on their attendance and participation.
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.
Ready to apply? Please fill the form above and click SUBMIT. Then you will be taken to the application website. After you finish filling out your application and are ready to choose your provider, choose SYEP COMMUNITY, then search for New York Center for Interpersonal Development in the Provider Name box. Then choose our company and continue the submission! See below for that what looks like for 2023.