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Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP)

By Office of Workforce Development (OWD)

MSYEP offers summer jobs to Cambridge teens, from age 14 through the summer after they graduate high school.

Image of Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) program
Monday, July 11 – Friday, August 19
Monday through Friday.

Times vary, but most programming runs between 8:30am and 6:00pm

Ages: 14 to 18.

Cambridge residents only.

Students must prove that they are eligible to work in the U.S. Priority is given to lower income youth.

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George Hinds
Youth Employment Director
MSYEP Application Support
For Trax Application Help

Application required

  • Specific dates

Complete the MSYEP Trax Application now!

The application for MSYEP must be completed online through a system called TraxSolutions. Program is not first-come, first served. All applicants to apply by the deadline will be considered, with priority is given for lower income youth, until spots are filled. You can learn more by visiting the MSYEP webpage.

Applications steps are as follows:

  1. Follow the link to the MSYEP Trax Application to apply online.
  2. If you already have a Trax account, log-in.
  3. If you don't already have a Trax account, create one. Verify your email. Complete the household information.
  4. Add your teen child as a participant.
  5. Select Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program from the Activities drop down.
  6. Have your young person work on the MSYEP application.
  7. Electronically sign the MSYEP application and submit. Make sure to click "I'm not a robot!" on the following page.
  8. You will receive a confirmation email. All applicants are placed on the waitlist to start.


This program pays youth for participating!


The program location changes over time.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Worksites and other activities are located all over the city.

Additional information

This is an employment opportunity for teens, they work about twenty hours/week, earning minimum wage.