Visit the Seattle Youth Employment Program Website
HSD’s Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides internship opportunities for young people (16-24) in our community who are from low-income households and communities that experience racial, social, and economic disparities. SYEP promotes work readiness and helps young people explore career opportunities during their summer internships. Through 150 hours of paid employment and training, young people develop the skills needed to compete in Seattle’s competitive job market.
Important Dates & Information
Applications open: February 08, 2019
Applications close: March 01, 2019
Internships start: June 26, 2019
Internships end: August 20, 2019
City of Seattle resident
Ages 16 to 24
Demonstrated ability to be responsible, determined and committed
Completion of designated job readiness trainings and orientations
Low-income (based on 2018 HUD Income Guidelines)
2018 HUD Guidelines
Due to the limited number of internships, applications will be offered based on a lottery and placements in job are not guaranteed. Apply online using a smart phone, desktop computer, laptops, or tablets. NO paper applications will be accepted.
*Proof of residence and income eligibility is required*
Refer a Young Person to SYEP
If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact us at (206) 386-1375.
Become an Employer!
If your company or organization would like to hire a young person through the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please email HSD_SYEP@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-1375.