Summer Youth Enrichment Program

The Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) offers County youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 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

This year's program runs from July 1 until August 9.

Get Prepared

Five steps will help you to prepare for these and other job opportunities.

  1. Create a work-appropriate email address.
  2. Prepare a resume and highlight your accomplishments.
  3. Gather your personal documents.
  4. Open a bank account.
  5. Sign up for a job readiness class.

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

How to Apply

Applications for summer job opportunities were accepted from March 1-March 31. The application acceptance period has ended.

Eligible Candidates: Do you want more information about the job? View the list of descriptions (PDF) to learn more.

There are 6 steps to completing your application. View our 6 Steps Application Process (PDF) for more details on each step.

  1. How old will you be on July 1, 2024? Select the application for your age group
    1. Ages 14 & 15
    2. Ages 16 & 17
    3. Ages 18 - 24
  2. Create a NEOGOV username and password (How to Create a NEOGOV Account)
    1. Tip: document your username and password in a password keeper for future reference
  3. Complete each screen on the application in its entirety
  4. Certify your information is accurate and true to the best of your knowledge
  5. Submit your application by March 31, 2024, at 11:59 pm
  6. You will receive confirmation of your submitted application in your email 

For those ages 18 -24, we encourage you to attach a copy of your resume and other documents, such as licenses, awards, and/or certificates.

Selection Process

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. A host site may request former participants who have demonstrated exemplary performance.

Key Dates

Date Program Event
March 1, 2024 Application Acceptance Period Open
March 31, 2024 Application Acceptance Period Closes
April 8 - 12, 2024 Eligibility & Next Step Notices Sent to Candidates*
April 15 - 26, 2024 Selection & Placement & Offer Notices*
June 3 - 26, 2024 Onboarding for Selected Participants
July 1, 2024 SYEP Program Begins
August 2, 2024 Closing Event Celebration
August 9, 2024 SYEP Program Ends 

*Applicants should check their email for notifications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about SYEP? Our FAQ should address most of your questions. If you have additional questions, please get in touch with

Contact Human Resources Management


1400 McCormick Drive
Suite 159
Largo, MD 20774


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