Welcome to the Seattle Youth Employment Program

2024-25 Learn and Earn: Foundations and Pathways Program | Participation Start Date: 10/01/2024

Thank you for your interest in participating in SYEP!

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) features two components to help you develop skills for life and work that will help you achieve your future goals:

  • Learn & Earn Program: Learn & Earn currently runs from Fall through 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 during the school year.
  • Internship Program: Internships currently run during the Summer. 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.

As a reminder, you will need to create an account and complete the online application to be considered for participation in our programming. If you need additional help, download this how-to guide for step-by-step assistance.

When you submit your application, it will be reviewed and processed. If your application meets the eligibility requirements, SYEP will contact you about the next steps in the process.

For more detailed information about our program offerings and eligibility criteria, visit our website at https://seattle.gov/syep. If you have questions, contact our office by calling (206) 386-1375 or emailing SYEP@seattle.gov. Interpretation services are available.