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.
Application opens: April 1, 2016
Application deadline: May 2, 2016
Internships: June 29th - Aug. 19th
150 hours, up to 7 weeks
Application opens: August 1, 2016
Application deadline: September 1, 2016
Internships: Oct. 19th - December 9th
150 hours, up to 8 weeks
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.
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.
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!