The Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) provides a six week summer employment opportunity to disadvantaged youth, ages 14-21. Youth work in two different tracks: internships in businesses and offices and work experiences in conservation related jobs. Youth are paid an hourly rate for approximately 30 hours per week. Additionally, the program provides a number of hours of Work Readiness Training. The Summer Youth Employment Program is provided by the City in order to engage community youth and neighborhood agencies in summer employment. Activities for the employment program are provided via contractual arrangements with community based organizations and/or other youth service providers. Proposals are selected by an independent review panel to receive program funding. Youth selected gain valuable work experience, earn wages, and contribute to Pittsburgh’s economic growth.
“The PSYEP is important to our city because it helps to develop Pittsburgh’s young workforce. The program is also an important step in a young person’s social maturity. It prepares them for the rigors of work, instills a sense of responsibility and allows them to gain valuable experience before moving on to a private sector job” – Judy Hill Finegan, Director, City of Pittsburgh Department of Personnel.
For more information about how to apply, visit pittsburghpa.gov.