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Seattle Youth Employment Program

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is operated by the Human Services Department includes a Year Round Program, Summer Internship Program and Out of School Program.

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Year Round Program

The Year Round Program provides youth, ages 14-21, enrolled in the Seattle Public High Schools, with academic support and work training. Participants are able to achieve their educational goals and explore career pathways by receiving educational support, leadership development, and work readiness training.

Summer Internship Program

The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24.  Interns receive paid work experience in a variety of positions based on their career interest.  The number of slots available to the community for the Summer Internship Program varies each year. Applications will be available March 2nd.

Out of School Program

The program is open to youth, ages 16-21, that have dropped out of high school or is basic skills deficient, to develop a plan to achieve education, personal, and employment goals. The program connects youth to GED preparation, job readiness training, and post-secondary education opportunities.

Contact us with questions:

Email: youthservices@seattle.gov
In-person: 810 3rd Ave Suite 420 Seattle, WA 98104 (Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Phone: 206-386-1375


SYEP is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals of disabilities.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.