Youth Employment

HSD's Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a key partner in the MYEI, provides internship opportunities aimed at meeting the employment needs of underserved youth and young adults in our community. By promoting work readiness and strengthening career development, SYEP helps to prepare and support youth for real world jobs by providing them with the skills necessary to be competitive in the job market.  Applications for SYEP's 2017 summer opportunities are open from March 13 to April 14, 2017.

SYEP Internships

Important Dates & Information

Applications open:      March 13, 2017

Applications close:      April 14, 2017       

Internships start:        July 5, 2017

Internships end:         August 15, 2017


  • City of Seattle resident
  • Ages 14 to 24       
  • Demonstrated ability to be responsible, determined and committed         
  • Low-income*  
  • SYEP's limited number of internships will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis

Refer a Young Person to SYEP

If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact us at (206) 386-1375. 

Become an Employer!

If your company or organization would like to hire a young person through the Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative, please click here to learn more.  

Apply online using a smart phone, desktop computer, laptops, or tablets.
NO paper applications will be accepted.
Placement in a job is not guaranteed.  

*SYEP uses HUD guidelines to determine income eligibility. Please see below to see if you are eligible or call SYEP to talk with a Youth Development Counselor.