The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development oversees various youth employment initiatives, including the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and the Work, Learn and Grow (WLG) program. Through these initiatives, young New Yorkers have the opportunity to explore career interests, build effective workplace skills, and participate in enriching experiences that enhance their social, civic, and leadership capacities. By supporting these programs, employers play a pivotal role in equipping New York City youth for careers ahead.

  • Connect with hyperlocal talent at no cost
  • Gain a fresh perspective
  • Foster coaching and mentorship skills in current employees
  • Contribute to NYC’s economic future
Program Details
  • Hire high school interns for in-person, remote, or hybrid work
  • Youth are paid $16/hour through the program; no cost to the employer
  • Interns can work up to 12 hours per week afterschool or on weekends, and up to 20 hours per week during school breaks.

If you've previously applied to the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), you already have an account. Please use the login option below to apply for the Work, Learn and Grow (WLG) program for 2024.

If you haven't applied to the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), please use the register button below to sign up for this site and proceed with your WLG program application.


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NYC Department of Youth
2 Lafayette Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10007