SYIP | Summer Youth Internship Program

SYIP applications are being accepted online between
January 23 and March 24, 2017

Mayor Tom Barrett’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) provides youth with employment and life skills and helps them meet educational, job readiness and career exploration goals. The SYIP intern is placed in a City department such as Fire, Library, Neighborhood Services, Office of the Mayor, Administration, Common Council, Public Works, Assessor, Health, Port, or City Development for 7 weeks.

When does the program run?

SYIP 2017 programs runs from June 16 through August 4.  Participants must commit to work the entire 7-week program.  Applicants with plans for summer school, summer camps, family reunions, or unable to work the entire 7-week internship are asked not to apply.  

How much will you earn?

Interns earn $8.25 an hour for 20 hours per week with a maximum of 140 hours for the duration of the internship. That’s $1,155 maximum!

Who Can Participate?
  • Youth between the ages of 16 and 19 as of June 1, 2017.  Priority is given to place high school juniors and seniors that have not previously participated in the program.

  • Community Development Block Grant residents. All applicants must live in the designated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) area. The Block Grant area is roughly North Florist Avenue, east-Milwaukee River, south- Harrison Avenue, and west- North 59th Street.  Also, the area in northwestern Milwaukee around 107th and Brown Deer Road.  

How Do You Apply?
  1. Students must complete the online application
  2. Students must have their school send in their current school transcript with attendance information

The  complete application (#1 and #2 above) must be submitted to the SYIP Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 .


What if you don’t live in the Block Grant Area or meet the age requirement for SYIP?
Earn & Learn has other programs that you may be able to apply for:

The SYIP intern is placed in a City department such as Fire, Library, Neighborhood Services, Office of the Mayor, Administration, Common Council, Public Works, Assessor, Health, Port, or City Development for 7 weeks.

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