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DC Summer Youth Employment Program

For more than 30 years, the District of Columbia (DC) has provided jobs for several thousand teens and young adults through the DC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). By offering participants a meaningful employment experience throughout the course of the summer, the program creates linkages between academic and occupational learning and provides connections to the local job market for youth. The DC SYEP is managed by the DC Department of Employment Service (DOES) and is centrally overseen within Commerce by the DOC Program Manager.

In 2013, 27 participants were hosted throughout the Department within the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Industry and Security, Bureau of the Census, Minority Business Development Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Office of the Secretary.

How the Program Works

DOC offices in the DC metro area interested in hosting one or more youth should complete the DC SYEP Participant Request Form and submit it to the DOC Program Manager by Friday, March 7, 2014

The DOC Program Manager submits one 2014 SYEP Host Employer Application for the entire Department.

DC DOES is responsible for the recruitment, paperwork, and wages payment for all participants.

The DOC Program Manager coordinates placements with the hosting offices and DC DOES, including facilitating the selection process by hosting offices.

Hosting offices are responsible for making selections, providing assignments and guidance, and verifying timecards.

Department SYEP Orientation 2014

The Department will host a required 2014 SYEP Orientation for student interns on Monday, June 30, 2014. All bureaus and offices who are participating in the program this year will be asked to have at least one representative present at the orientation.

2014 Program Logistics

Dates: June 30, 2014 to August 8, 2014.

Intern Work Hours: Up to 25 hrs/wk ages 16-21; Up to 20 hrs/wk ages 14 – 15

Lunch: 30 minute paid lunch break included in daily hour maximum.

Wages: $7.25/hr ages 16-21; $5.25/hr ages 14 – 15; paid by DC DOES.

Further Information:

DOC Program Manager

Melissa Herrera

Office of the Secretary
Office of Human Resources Management
Office of Human Capital Strategy
1401 Constitution Avenue
Washington DC 20230
Phone: 202.482.4035
MHerrera@doc.gov

DC SYEP website