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Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer Youth Employment

Summer Employment Programs for Youth

Looking for summer employment? Apply for the Hamilton County Summer Youth Employment Program, or find out more about the City of Cincinnati's Youth 2 Work program.

Apply for a Summer Youth Employment Program internship!  Learn More.

Are you interested in summer employment opportunities for youth? Easterseals helps connect our community’s youth to great summer jobs. Employment in youth is a major determining factor for future career success!

Hamilton County's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) through Easterseals provides youth ages 14 - 24 with employment experiences that teach responsibility, organizational skills, time management, and good work habits through job experience. The HCJFS SYEP is designed to be the first step towards financial stability and economic independence for eligible Hamilton County youth.

If you answer yes to the following questions please apply by completing the online application at www.hcjfs.org/syep

You are potentially eligible if:

1)      You are a Hamilton County Resident

2)      You are between the ages of 14 – 24

3)      If you are a minor or have a minor living in your current household or are the parent of a minor not living in your household.
(Please note: Youth may be considered as a minor if they are 18 if they are a full-time student in a secondary school)

4)      Your total gross countable income for all members in the household is equal to or less than the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines

Youth 2 Work

Eligible youth have the opportunity to gain job skills and earn a paycheck through the city's Summer Youth program, Youth 2 Work. The program runs June through August and employs youth in part- and full-time jobs, in a variety of roles, including the areas of horticulture, recreation, police, art, technology and science.

Click here for details on the City of Cincinnati's Y2W program.

The City's Youth 2 Work Program is a consortium of City departments, local nonprofit organizations and an annually selected organization to recruit, train and employ youth on behalf of the City of Cincinnati.


Are you interested in getting some subsidized labor and making a difference in the lives of youth in our city? Find out more.

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