Youth Employment Program

Summer Internship Program is July 6, 2022 – August 16, 2022
SYEP will be offering our 2022 Summer Internship program in compliance with City of Seattle policy that states all employees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before beginning employment. Since interns are City of Seattle employees, they will be required to show vaccination proof to participate in the program.

SYEP youth attending the 2019 Capstone Event at Seattle Center

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports young people (ages 16 to 24) from qualifying-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. The goal is to increase youth and young adults' ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them.

SYEP has three components: a stipend-based school year exploration and learning experience, summer internships with local nonprofits and Seattle city departments, and private internship opportunities for Seattle Promise students.

  • School-Year Program (three quarters: fall, winter, and spring): Participants identify professional interests, gain marketable skills, are exposed to various career fields, and build their social network. Students receive stipends based on their quarterly participation.
  • Summer Internship: Young people are placed in structured, paid work settings within city departments and local nonprofit agencies to apply their knowledge, gain hands-on experience, develop professional connections, and build their resume.

Want to Apply?

SYEP currently offers two different opportunities for youth and young adults:

Number One


Number Two

Job Readiness
Bootcamp Program

January 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Summer Internship
July 6 - August 16, 2022

Summer Internship Application is Closed

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