Youth Employment

The City of Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports participants with comprehensive internship opportunities aimed at meeting the employment needs of underserved youth and young adults in our community; promoting their work readiness and ultimately strengthening their career development.

How to Get Involved

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) would like to introduce to you its new Internship Program for 2016!

As part of Mayor Ed Murray's Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative, SYEP has shifted its programming focus to continue increasing internship and work readiness opportunities. Starting in 2016, SYEP's internship program will be available in a year-round trimester based model.

1st Trimester

Applications closed

2nd Trimester

Applications closed

3rd Trimester

Application opens: August 1, 2016
Application deadline: 
September 1, 2016 
Internships
: Oct. 19th - December 9th
150 hours, up to 8 weeks

ENROLLMENT OPEN:
Aug 1st, 2016 - Sept 9th, 2016

Not all youth who apply will be placed or be eligible to be placed. Eligible participants are provided with:

  • Job coaching and encouragement
  • Job readiness training
  • Career exploration
  • Transportation support to/from internship site 
  • Internships and jobs with a variety of Seattle area businesses

There are a limited number of spots and every effort will be made to place those picked in preferred locations.

To apply, call 206-386-1375 or submit an application online

If you are in need of computer access, please connect with your local community center or library branch for support. Official hard copy applications will be available by contacting the SYEP office.

For more information on SYEP's program, including eligibility requirements, please contact our office.

Community Providers

If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact our main office to submit an SYEP Recommendation Form and for additional support.

Internship Host

If you are interested in hosting a youth or young adult in your company or organization, please see the Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative here!