If you are a teenager in New York City and are looking for an employment opportunity, you should consider looking into jobs from SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program). While the deadline for the lottery for this summer has already passed, you can always jot down this information for the summer of 2015. In a nutshell, SYEP provides youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with a paid summer employment opportunity for up to six weeks. So if you are interested, take a look at some of the jobs from SYEP.
1. Retail Organizations
Some of the jobs from SYEP which you might be interested in have something to do with retail organizations. Therefore if you have always been interested in retail and marketing or see it as part of your future, this might be something worth trying for. While you will have to start out small, you will get a taste of what it actually is all about.
2. Law Firms
For all of the aspiring lawyers out there, you might get the chance to work in a law firm. Finding a job in places like that, especially when you are a teenager, can be tough so this is a great way to get a foot in the door. Although you will most likely be in charge of paperwork, you will get to educate yourself and experience the environment.
3. Summer Camps
Summer camp jobs are very common among teenagers. They are fun to be a part of as you often get to participate in the activities and you get the chance to be among other camp counselors who are of the same age group. SYEP provides you with summer camp positions in areas all over New York.
SYEP provides teens with opportunities to explore a wide variety of museum jobs in conservation, education, photography and much more. Enter the lottery for the chance of getting the job in the field you are most interested in and who knows, you might actually get it!
SYEP also provides teens with job positions in the hospitals of New York City. You might actually get the chance to work in different departments of hospitals, have contact with patients and experience work in the medical field.
6. Government Agencies
When you enter the lottery for a job from SYEP, you might sign up for jobs with government agencies. While the details about what kind of job you might be doing the following summer are very vague, you are guaranteed to gain some experience and knowledge about the jobs in the real world.
7. Small Businesses
In addition to the great job positions listed above, you might also get the chance to become a part of a small business. SYEP looks for individuals who are not just excited to earn money but also eager to build on their resume with good work experience.
When signing up for SYEP you are not guaranteed a job, as it is a lottery. However, giving this program a chance is a good way to increase your chances of landing a job. What is your dream summer job?