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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 March 1, 2024. 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.

2. Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • live in New York City
  • are 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

Here are the documents you’ll need to apply. You’ll need one document from each category. Some documents can count for more than one category.

Proof of Social Security Number

Social Security Card, signed by the applicant

Proof of identity

Proof of age

Proof of address

Proof of employment authorization (if you're 16-24)

Other documents (if applicable)

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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).

Call DYCD Community Connect

Call 800-246-4646 for more information.

Last Updated January 23, 2024

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