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4101 8th Avenue
4th Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11232
45 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
133-14 41st Avenue, 5th Floor
Flushing, NY 11355

SYEP in Manhattan Locations:

SYEP in Brooklyn Locations:

SYEP in Queens Locations:

SYEP @ Brooklyn International High School:

SYEP @ Flushing International High School:

SYEP runs during the summer only, with applications available on the NYC DYCD website coming out in late Spring.

Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a 6 week long summer internship program where NYC youth ages 14-24 gain real world work experience and necessary skill sets from a job sector. This program is a lottery-based opportunity administered by the Department of Youth and Community Development. All interested applicants should apply. Work Learn and Grow (WLG) is the continuation of SYEP, students will be working when school is in session.

The program supports community members, youth, and young adults, in developing the experience and skills necessary for a smooth transition into work and exposes them to different career fields.


This program is funded by the Department of Youth and Community and Development (DYCD).


2,530 young people worked 311,000 hours in summer jobs at 250 worksites in 2018.