Some New York City youth can secure summer jobs before the snow melts off the sidewalks.
Applications will open for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Monday, according to the Department of Youth and Community Development. Applying doesn’t guarantee a job, since the final selection for the program is conducted through a lottery.
Young people ages 14–24 who are selected will work for minimum wage at a variety of places, including government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and more. The program also provides training on job readiness, career exploration, and financial literacy, among other subjects.
SYEP is the largest youth employment program in the nation. Last year, 36,000 young New Yorkers participated.
To file an application visit the DYCD website, or call DYCD Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646.