Skip to main content

Paid summer experiences for youth

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) | Multiple providers

Services Provided Internships and fellowships

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Woman, Youth in foster care

Schedule 1 to 3 months, Schedule varies

Last Updated Last updated today

SYEP helps NYC youth ages 14–24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences.

Young New Yorkers can get paid during the summer to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills, and engage in learning experiences. Participants will develop social, civic, and leadership skills through their work-experience program.

Who it's for Who it's for

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Live in NYC
  • Are 14-24 years old
  • Legally allowed to work in the U.S.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

SYEP happens in the summer, with hours depending on the program you choose.

Next Steps

Apply by March 1, 2024.