Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that applications are available for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative. New York City residents between the ages of 14 to 24 can complete applications online here or at participating community-based organizations. The six-week program runs from July 06 through August 15, 2020.
Last summer, nearly 75,000 young New Yorkers were employed at more than 13,000 worksites. Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help develop their social, civic and leadership skills. By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, youth are better prepared for careers of the future. Teens aged 14-15 can participate in paid project-based activities which will help them explore diverse career opportunities. Older youth (16-24) can apply for paid summer jobs in a variety of industries throughout the five boroughs.