Department of Youth & Community Development
If you are between the ages of 14 and 24, you can get a summer job through SYEP. There are jobs in government, museums, sports, and more. For more help, SYEP leads workshops on finding a job and understanding your finances.
SYEP provides youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer work for up to six weeks.
Apply between February - March each year Selection is based on a lottery Apply online or at a community-based organization during the application period
Work is available for youth with disabilities. You may be eligible if you can answer yes to these questions. Do you live in NYC? Are you between 14 and 24 years old?
Apply to SYEP online during the application period (February - March). The application for SYEP will only be available during that time. Youth can also apply at their community-based organization. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. Apply to SYEP online during the application period (February - March). The application for SYEP will only be avaliable during that time. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. Apply online Youth can also apply at their community-based organization. Find a Community Organization Call 311 Ask for Summer Youth Employment Program assistance. Visit the SYEP website to learn more. Call DYCD Youth Connect at 800-246-4646 for more information.
required_document If selected for work, the following documents will need to be provided: Proof of identity Proof of address Proof of income Eligibility to work (working papers) Youth can get their working papers from their school.
eligibility Youth (14+)
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