Youth Employment Program

Job Readiness Bootcamp Program is January 24, 2022 – April 30, 2022
Beginning in Winter 2022, SYEP will launch our Job Readiness Bootcamp learning program which will be operating in a hybrid model, in compliance with the Seattle & King County Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. In-person programming will be offered for individuals with verified vaccination status. Applications are now open and will close December 18, 2021. Due to high demand, only new applicants who have never participated in Summer Youth Employment Program’s Earn-and-Learn program will be eligible. Click on School Year Program below to learn more...

SYEP youth attending the 2019 Capstone Event at Seattle Center

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports young people (ages 16 to 24) from qualifying-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. The goal is to increase youth and young adults' ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them.

SYEP has three components: a stipend-based school year exploration and learning experience, summer internships with local nonprofits and Seattle city departments, and private internship opportunities for Seattle Promise students.

  • School-Year Program (three quarters: fall, winter, and spring): Participants identify professional interests, gain marketable skills, are exposed to various career fields, and build their social network. Students receive stipends based on their quarterly participation.
  • Summer Internship: Young people are placed in structured, paid work settings within city departments and local nonprofit agencies to apply their knowledge, gain hands-on experience, develop professional connections, and build their resume.

Want to Apply?

SYEP now offers three different opportunities for youth and young adults:

Number One


Number Two

Job Readiness Bootcamp Program
January 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Click here to Apply

Summer Internship
July-August 2022

Applications will open in February 2022

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