The DOE, in partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), will provide up to 20,000 paid summer internship and employment placements for youths who are 14–21 years-old, for six weeks during July and August of 2019 via the School-Based option of the Summer Youth Employment Program.

CareerClue: SB-SYEP Program Option for Younger Youth

About the Program

The School-Based SYEP program was created to provide enhanced opportunities for youth to explore career options and develop work readiness skills. Though this model features some universal elements, it is uniquely shaped and customized by each school/SYEP provider partnership. Participating schools work with an SYEP Provider to develop programs that reinforce academic learning, support students’ personal growth and help prepare them for success in employment and careers through both school-year workshops and a summer experience!

Core Elements

   Career Exploration              Work Preparation            Summer Experience

Student Benefits 

  • Resume Preparation and Interview Practice 

  • Exposure to Career Opportunities within Priority Sectors of the NYC Economy

  • Financial Empowerment 

  • College Advisement 

  • Stipend or Paid Wage Compensation 

  • Guaranteed Summer Placement upon Acceptance into Program


Program Administrator Responsibilities

  • Create a Team for Program Planning and Execution.

  • Select a CBO for Partnership.

  • Lead Recruitment of Students for the Program.

  • Support the delivery of the work readiness curriculum.

  • Advise the development of summer activities.

  • Work with campus schools to partner on the program.

Timeline for Program Administrators

  • February to March: Outreach and Recruitment

  • February to June: Job and Project Development

  • February to March: Student Application Submissions, Selection, and Enrollment

  • March to May: Work-Readiness Training

  • May to June: Student Matching and Placement

  • July to August: Summer Experience


Additional Resources

Info Webinar, Oct. 4th

Guidance Note for Principals
(coming soon)

SYEP Principal Handbook
(coming soon)