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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.

In 2009, the Department of Commerce (Department) participated in DC SYEP and hosted 28 interns working in the Office of the Secretary and the various bureaus, including the Bureau of the Census, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and National Technical Information Service.

The 2010 DC SYEP has recently been announced and will run from June 28, 2010, through August 6, 2010. If your office is interested in hosting an intern, please contact Dafna Silberfeld at (202) 482-0767 or by email at DSilberfeld@doc.gov. A DC SYEP webpage with useful information and links for supervisors is now online. More general information about the program can be found at the DC SYEP website.