Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) - for Non-Profits

 

The New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides over 6,500 employers with interns and entry-level employees. Youth work up to 25 hours per week for six weeks with the goal of building on their individual strengths and incorporating youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models.

SYEP participants are typically New York City residents between the ages of 14 and 24 and are enthusiastic about not just earning some money this summer but building their resumes with good work experience.


Summer Help at No Cost to You

As an SYEP worksite, you agree to:
  • Provide productive and meaningful work assignments
  • Provide training and supervision
  • Communicate regularly with the community-based organization that placed participants to ensure that accurate compensation is provided for hours worked
  • Evaluate your participants and provide adequate feedback and mentoring

We are always looking for partners that offer work opportunities to our diverse youth population.  We hope that you can become one of our partners by hosting one or more of our interns.

This is a general overview of your requirements as an SYEP worksite. 


  New Worksite Requests are no longer being accepted for 2014.

Worksite 2014 FAQs (in PDF)


The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.