Jobs & Internships The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is the City’s lead agency for youth employment programs. DYCD is committed to expanding opportunities for New York City's young people. Our employment programs help youth between the ages of 14 and 24 gain work experience and further their education.
Jobs & Internships

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is the City’s lead agency for youth employment programs. DYCD is committed to expanding opportunities for New York City's young people. Our employment programs help youth between the ages of 14 and 24 gain work experience and further their education.


Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

A six week summer employment program open to youth between the ages of 14 and 24. Participants work up to 25 hours a week from July to August in a variety of entry-level jobs including government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, and retailers.    Learn more 


Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program

A year-long program for low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who are not working and not in school. OSY provides extensive job training and employment services to help participants find a permanent job.    Learn more


In-School Youth (ISY) Program

A year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out. The program provides participants with occupational skills training, employment services, and educational opportunities.   Learn more


Young Adult Internship Program

A fourteen week paid internship program for job-ready youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working and not in school. Once the internship is complete, participants receive job placement and follow-up services.    Learn more


NYC Ladders for Leaders

An innovative program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in summer internships with some of the most dynamic corporations and businesses in New York City.    Learn more