The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides valuable work experiences to high school youth from Boston and Cambridge, while contributing to Harvard’s summer staffing needs. Building on Harvard’s longstanding tradition of partnering with Boston and Cambridge to hire local teens, SYEP offers a unique six-week experience for hiring managers and students alike.
SYEP is designed to assist local youth with developing positive work habits, professional experience, as well as gaining motivation to further their education and pursue career options. By providing both practical work experience and developmental opportunities, the program aims to enable participants to contribute to Harvard’s workforce needs while developing important skills.
Participating departments fund the hiring of a student; the cost of a hiring a teen full-time for the whole summer term of July 11-August 19, 2016 is less than $2,500. Please check back for 2017 SYEP dates and information. The hours and dates may be adjusted to fit your needs and budget. Part-time positions are also accepted through SYEP. Please see the brochure and job posting form to post an available position. (Please note that the job posting form works best when using a browser other than Internet Explorer.) You may also view a few sample job descriptions (under Related Links at right) to assist you in completing your job posting form.
Employing teens from Boston and Cambridge through SYEP helps build Harvard's reputation both as an “Employer of Choice” and as a good neighbor. We are greatly excited to welcome this year's class!
To see how providing a summer job to a high school student can really make a difference in their lives, please take a look at this video produced by the City of Cambridge.
For more information email Judy Vance or call 617-496-7298.