SYEP Alternative

SYEP Alternative

Want to see what other opportunities available in NYC besides SYEP? Check out our 2018 SYEP Alternative listing! Available now on our website.

High 5

High 5

High 5 is an Arts Connection teen program dedicated to making the arts affordable for young people. Through Arts Connection’s High 5 Tickets to the Arts, any middle or high school student can buy $5 tickets to hundreds of New York’s best dance, music, theater, film, and museum events all year round. Visit the High 5 website for more info.

High School Explainer Program

High School Explainer Program

2018 Fall Session is now accepting applications. Explainers are high school students who have been accepted into a competitive internship program and work as volunteer educators in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Visit the High School Explainer website for more info. Application Deadline: May 25, 2018.

Job Opportunities


Tech 51
Tech51 a joint initiative with the NYCHA, C4Q and Per Scholas to connect more NYCHA residents to training and job opportunities in New York City’s growing tech sector. New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents have an opportunity to train for career pathways in IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and software development. This program will recruit and support aspiring technologists entering two successful IT training workforce organizations, Per Scholas and Coalition for Queens (C4Q). Through this initiative, the courses will be offered at no cost to students, at existing locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

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Free Job Training
A new limited-time City program is recruiting participants for a special job training program called Families Forward. The program is only for New York City parents who owe child support. Managed by the New York City Human Resource Administration’s Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), in partnership with CUNY School of Professional Studies, Families Forward is part of a study that includes occupational skills training in six industries: construction, hospitality, IT, transportation, and woodworking. Job placement and advancement, financial counseling, and child support navigation services are available to participants. All training programs require a full-time commitment meet Monday through Friday. Visit their website or call Goodwill Industries at 347-381-6800 for additional information.

NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA)

NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA)
As a New York State Department of Labor approved Direct Entry Pre-Apprenticeship program, the NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) can help you launch your construction career. You can enjoy the rewards of a construction career and become a Laborer, Roofer, Carpenter and more. Become a union apprentice with the NRTA. The first step is to register for the TABE test. To apply, call the REES Hotline at (718) 289-8100.

Building Works Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

The Building Works Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is a 12-week program in partnership with the New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College. Building Works supplies all training and licensing fees free of cost to eligible applicants. For more information, visit our Information Session at our Manhattan Community Center (165 Eldridge Street, 2 FL, New York, NY 10002) every Monday at 9:30 AM.


FDNY Summer Internship

The NYC Fire Department has great opportunities for college students, who will assist various work units Agency-wide and gain valuable experience and knowledge in all aspects of business and city government. Visit the NYC careers website and search for internships under Fire department.

Department of Probation

The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) contributes to safer communities by supervising people on probation and fostering opportunities for them to move out of the criminal justice system and into meaningful education, employment, health services, family engagement and community participation. Visit the NYC careers website and search for internships under Department of Probation.

Sony Risk Management

Sony Corporation of America (SCA), Risk Management department is currently seeking an Intern to assist in reviewing insurance policies, contracts, coordinating invoice payments, and to participate in departmental projects. This is a year around internship position for those interested in pursuing a career in Risk Management/Insurance.

Fall DA Internship

The internship enables college students to gain first-hand exposure to the criminal justice system and local law enforcement in the borough of Manhattan. Students work closely with Assistant District Attorneys and other staff who are investigating and prosecuting criminal cases, providing support to crime victims, assisting with investigations, and analyzing pending legislation, among other tasks. Apply via the Law Cruit website. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

New York Youth Jobs Program

Need help finding a job? The New York Youth Jobs Program can assist you! Their goal is to help you get into the workplace and succeed. First, all you have to do is get certified by the NYS Department of Labor. Visit the Youth Jobs program website for more info on getting certified.

Education 📖

The Knowledge House

Are you or someone you know interested in pursuing a tech-facing career? The Intro to Tech program at The Knowledge House (TKH) will help you build the foundation you need to enter the tech workforce! The Knowledge House provides participants with high quality tech and career training aimed at creating pathways to employment or entrepreneurship. Visit the Knowledge House website for more info.

Kaplan Leadership

The application is currently open to join the 12th cohort of the Kaplan Leadership Program (KLP). The focus of KLP is to help high-achieving community college students of color transfer to top colleges and universities to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Applicants to KLP will also be considered for the Transfer Initiative Program (TIP), with both programs providing funding to cover the following costs: transcript fees, financial aid application fees (CSS Profile), ACT/SAT testing fees, and writing instruction. Visit the Kaplan website for more info. Application Deadline: June 13, 2018.

SHSAT Preparation

SHSAT eight week Preparation Summer Camp gives students the opportunity to prepare for the exam that 8th graders take in the early fall for admissions into eight of the City’s specialized high schools. Topics include Mathematics, English/Language Arts, test taking strategies and time management techniques. This academic program is open to any interested New York City students currently entering 6th to 8th grade. Hudson Guild’s SHSAT summer camp is completely free and takes place every weekday from 10:00 A.M. to 4 P.M. Visit their website for more info.

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