NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) 2021 Application

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) 2021

The 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 experience each summer.

Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic, and leadership skills.

By participating in structured projects and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future. 

NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) 2021 Application 2021

Special programming available for NYC youth through various service options:

NYC Teens aged 14—15 learn about career opportunities and make a difference in their communities through paid project-based activities

Young people aged 16–21 improve their work readiness skills and explore career pathways through paid summer jobs in a variety of industries throughout NYC

Young adults aged 22-24 who face employment barriers or reside in NYCHA development may be eligible for special programming

What the Program Offers?


Who Can Apply?

SYEP is open to NYC youth who meet the following requirements*:

Must reside within the five boroughs of New York City

Be legally allowed to work in the United States

* Some service options have additional eligibility requirements.

How to apply

Apply online at

The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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