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2016 Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Open

Today the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) applications open for District of Columbia residents between the ages 14 and 24.  SYEP is subsidized by the DC government to provide youth summer employment in the private and government sectors. The on-line application process opens at 4:00 pm and additional information can be accessed on the website. Additional information is included below.

If you know youth that reside in DC and would be interested in summer employment, please share the link and information with them. It is a great opportunity to learn skills and workforce readiness while earning money over the summer. If computer access is an issue, there are public computers available at the recreation centers and at the DC public libraries that can be accessed to complete the applications.

Additional information from the website: 

Through MBSYEP, we strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
  • Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;
  • Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and,
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.

Though MBSYEP is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will positively impact their futures.

Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.

Program Dates

2016 MBSYEP applications will go live on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m.

This year, MBSYEP will start on Monday, June 27, 2016 and will end on Friday, August 5, 2016.

The six-week program will consist of 29 days of work (Monday, July 4, 2016 is observed as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).

Program Capacity

This year, MBSYEP will provide jobs for District youth between the ages of 14-24 years old who apply prior to the deadline and complete necessary registration requirements.

In addition, Mayor Bowser has expanded the program to provide jobs for District youth between the ages of 22-24 years old. These youth must also apply prior to the deadline and complete necessary registration requirements to secure a job this summer.
Service Contact:
Office of Youth Services
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (202) 698-3492
Contact Fax: (202) 698-5693
Contact TTY: TTY
Contact Suite #: 2nd Floor
Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

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