Are you a New York City resident, between the ages of 14 – 24, looking for a job opportunity during the summer break (July and August)? The Summer Youth Employment Program provides six weeks of paid work experience (NY State minimum wage) in either the private or public sector and much more!

    • Valuable work experience
    • College and career exploration opportunities
    • Workforce readiness and financial literacy

    Summer Youth Services

  • How to Apply


    To participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program, you must apply online through the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development*. Each year, the application period is from early March to late April. Selection to the program is by lottery only. The lottery process begins in May of each year.