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Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Internships

SYEP logo featuring the Seattle skyline

HSD staff are excited to let you know that the Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is continuing to prepare for job readiness trainings and employment opportunities this summer despite the uncertainty that COVID brings.

Applications for SYEP 2021 internships are now open, and will close on Friday, April 2, 2021. We anticipate the program will be six weeks, running July 7 through August 17, 2021. Depending on the public health guidelines, the summer program will either follow a “learn and earn” model (where we recruit employer partners to provide short virtual training sessions), an “in-person internship” if possible, a “virtual Internship” where participants work remotely, or a “hybrid” model that combines all of these.

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 now offers three components for youth and young adults: 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.

Want to apply? Visit our program website at today!

Scenes of interns at Port of Seattle in 2017