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

Getting Prepared

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

6 Steps to Application Completion

Summer Jobs

Applications will be accepted March 1 - March 31.

Job Descriptions

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

How to Apply Tools

Below are aids to assist you with the application process:

How to Apply

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

Application acceptance is closed for 2023.

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. Former participants who have demonstrated exemplary performance may be requested by a host site.

Key Dates

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

*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 contact syep@co.pg.md.us.