Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) connects NYC youth 14 – 24 years old with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.


  • Cost: Free to apply, and work is paid
  • Who: 14–24 year olds
  • When: Times vary depending on which SYEP provider you work with
  • Where: Providers throughout NYC (see providers for youth ages 14–15 and 16–24)
  • Website:

How to Apply

Apply online or fill out the paper application for youth 14–15 years old or youth 16–24 years old and return it to the SYEP provider you’re interested by April 10.

See a list of providers:

Selection is based on a lottery.