Youth Employment

HSD's Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides internship opportunities for young people (16-24) in our community who are from low-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. SYEP promotes work readiness and helps young people explore career opportunities during their summer internships. Through 150 hours of paid employment and training, young people develop the skills needed to compete in Seattle's competitive job market.

SYEP Internships

Important Dates & Information

Applications open:     February 08, 2019 

Applications close:     March 01, 2019 

Internships start:       June 26, 2019 

Internships end:        August 20, 2019 


  • City of Seattle resident
  • Ages 16 to 24       
  • Demonstrated ability to be responsible, determined and committed         
  • Completion of designated job readiness trainings and orientations
  • Low-income (based on 2018 HUD Income Guidelines)
    2018 HUD Guidelines      

Due to the limited number of internships, applications will be offered based on a lottery and placements in job are not guaranteed. Apply online using a smart phone, desktop computer, laptops, or tablets. NO paper applications will be accepted.

*Proof of residence and income eligibility is required* 


Become an Employer!

If your company or organization would like to hire a young person through the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please email  or call (206) 386-1375.