About the SYEP Program

The Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) offers County youth and young adults ages 14 to 22 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences in community organizations, private sector companies, and government agencies. 

We strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Learn new job skills while working 
  • Experience professional development opportunities
  • Gain exposure to a diverse range of careers 
  • Participate in job readiness training 
  • Network with industry leaders 
  • Build your positive working relationships
  • Earn pay for meaningful and rewarding work experiences


Check out our Getting Prepared Guide that's full of tips and information to help you get ready for the summer program.


Applications will be accepted March 1 - March 31. 


Do you want more information about the job? Click on the list of descriptions to learn more.


Follow us on social media platforms @PGCSYEP to stay connected.

How old will you be on July 1st? Select the appropriate age group:

  • 14 & 15 - (Opportunities will be available on March 1st)
  • 16 & 17 - (Opportunities will be available on March 1st)
  • 18 to 22 - (Opportunities will be available on March 1st)

Need additional help? Here are 6 Steps to Application Completion for guidance.


Eligible SYEP candidates will be entered into a random lottery to receive an offer for an employment assignment. Employment assignment offers will continue to be extended to randomly selected eligible youth until all positions are filled. Former participants who have demonstrated exemplary performance may be requested by a host site.


DateProgram Event
March 1, 2023Application Open
March 31, 2023Applications Closes
April 3 - 7, 2023Eligibility & Next Step Notices Sent to Candidates*
April 11 - 28, 2023Selection & Placement & Offer Notices*
May 1 - June 24, 2023Onboarding for Selected Participants
June 29, 2023Kick-off Celebration
July 5, 2023SYEP Program Begins
August 11, 2023SYEP Program Ends
August 11, 2023Closing Event Celebration

*Applicants should check their email for notifications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about SYEP? Our 2022 SYEP FAQs should address most of your questions. If you have additional questions, please contact syep@co.pg.md.us