Each summer OLA hosts a group of young individuals employed by DC Human Resources through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Individuals who are accepted to the SYEP may request to be placed at OLA for the summer. Individuals with Spanish and English bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to request to work at OLA.
SYEP employees working at OLA for the summer will have a chance to work with each department within the agency to learn about OLA's office structure and various programs and initiatives. Employees will learn essential reception and customer service skills and will be granted the opportunity to practice these skills throughout the summer. Employees will participate in a series of work development workshops, including workshops on interview skills, dressing for success, and resume writing. Employees will also assist staff by planning, preparing and executing community events and grassroots initiatives both in and outside of the office.
For more information, and to apply to the Summer Youth Employment Program, please contact the Department of Employment Services (DOES) directly:
Department of Employment Services
Office of Youth Programs
Summer Youth Employment Program
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 698.3492
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs FY2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) is soliciting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s Latino constituents [residents and/or business owners] – for its FY2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The FY2016 SYEP offers to CBOs with a current and valid 501(c) (3) status located in the District of Columbia a onetime fixed rate payment per youth served. The grant is intended to provide District of Columbia youth ages 14-24 with meaningful and structured employment and career readiness opportunities and services with a variety of community based partners for the duration of the SYEP. MOLA will only receive or answer questions related to this grant competition in writing via e-mail. For more information, and to apply to the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs FY2016 Summer Youth Employment Program click here.