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Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative

Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative

This year, through the Mayor Ed Murray's Summer Youth at Work Initiative, the Seattle Youth Employment Program will employ 2,000 youth and young adults this summer, double the number of jobs provided to youth last year. Eligible youth and young adults will receive paid work experience in positions at various city departments and at private sector placements based on their career interest. Internships typically run July 1 to august 19.

The application process for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program is now open. The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24 who live in Seattle.

Seattle youth and young adults interested in applying for summer jobs must complete the Online Applicant Information Form or pick one up at SYEP office located at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA  98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The SYEP Applicant Information Form must be completed and received online, mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015.

A printable flyer can be downloaded here

SYEP staff are holding several summer employment information sessions through the city to give applicants an opportunity to meet SYEP staff, learn about the Mayor's Youth Employment Initiative and to apply for a summer internship. Click here for dates, times and locations.

Seattle Youth Employment Program Video


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.

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.