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Paid summer job experiences for youth

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

1. How it Works

NYC youth who are 14-24 years old can get paid job experience and career exploration opportunities every summer.

  • Apply by May 6, 2022.
    • You can apply online or get help applying from a community-based organization.
    • Selection is based on a lottery.
  • SYEP offers:
    • Work readiness training
    • Project-based learning
    • Financial literacy training
    • Paid summer jobs
  • Work is available for youth with disabilities.
  • Youth can apply early each year through the Career Ready and Special Initiatives tracks if they:
    • live in certain NYCHA developments
    • are homeless or have run away
    • were justice-involved
    • are in foster care
    • have experienced gender-based violence
    • have an ACS case

2. Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible if you can answer yes to these questions.

  • Do you live in New York City?
  • Are you 14-24 years old?

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

Am I Eligible?

3. What you need to include

Check the full list of documents you’ll need as a 14-15 year old or 16-24 year old.

Proof of Social Security Number

Any one document:

  • Social Security Card, signed by the applicant

Proof of identity

Proof of age

Proof of address

Proof of employment authorization

Proof of working papers

Proof of your disability status

Proof of your Selective Service registration

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by phone

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the SYEP website

Learn more about SYEP from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).

Read the SYEP frequently asked questions (FAQs) documents for more help.

Call 311

Ask for Summer Youth Employment Program assistance.

Call DYCD Community Connect

Call 800-246-4646 for more information.

Last Updated Monday, August 1st, 2:36pm

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