Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth ages 14 and 15 with Project-Based Learning Activities and ages 16 to 24 with Paid Summer Employment for six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including:
Child Care Facilities
Youth can apply for the different program options listed below. Youth can apply online at the links below during the application period. Please note, applicants can only submit one (1) SYEP application, even if they qualify for multiple programs.
The 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is now accepting applications!
Click here to apply now.
Click on the video below for instructions on how to submit an online application
NOTE: Applicants Age 16 and 17 MUST HAVE their Green Working Papers to be placed at a worksite. If you do not have your Working Papers, please speak with your School's Guidance Counselor to obtain them as soon as possible.
NOTE: Male Applicants Age 18 and over MUST BE ENROLLED in Selective Service. Click here for more information regarding Selective Service and how to enroll.
Deadline to apply for the 2023 SYEP is
Friday, March 31, 2023.
New York City Resident (Must reside within the 5 NYC boroughs)
Documentation Checklist for 14 and 15 year olds
Documentation Checklist for 16 to 24 year olds
Be between the ages of 14-24
Information for Current and Past SYEP Participants