Frequently Asked Questions

Mayor Marion S. Barry’s
Summer Youth Employment Program
Frequently Asked Questions

The 2017 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program application will open on Friday, January 27, 2017.
To become a participant, please apply online at www.summerjobs.dc.gov and follow the instructions for setting up your youth portal as a new or returning user. Please apply using your own personal email address.
To be eligible for participation you must be between the ages 14-24 by the starting date of Monday, June 26, 2017.
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24, 2017. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
All potential participants must establish an email account, owned solely by them, to receive all correspondence regarding the 2017 MBSYEP.  Emailed updates will include: the application status, information regarding your assigned work-site, instructions for selecting a method to receive your stipend and/or pay check, general program information and updates. In some cases you will also receive items thorough traditional mail.
Yes, past participants who wish to participate in the 2017 program must apply again this year.
If you have forgotten the email address you used to apply with the MBSYEP program, please contact the Office of Youth Programs at (202) 698-3492.
If you have forgotten your password, please click forgot password and follow the directions on the screen.
Applicants can resubmit proof of residency at a MBSYEP eligibility event. Participants will be invited to an event once they have successfully completed the MBSYEP My Banking and W-4 sections in their youth portal.
The last date to provide certification documents to complete your registration is Saturday, March 4, 2017. Participants will be invited to an event once they have successfully completed the MBSYEP My Banking and W-4 sections in their youth portal. Please see the website for the list of acceptable forms of documentation at www.summerjobs.dc.gov.
Youth ages 14-15 are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Youth ages 16-21 are allowed to work a maximum of 25 hours per week.
Youth ages 22-24 are allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week.
All youth must pay taxes on their MBSYEP earnings. The rates of pay are:
Youth ages 14-15 -$5.25 (per hour)
Youth ages 16-21- $8.25 (per hour)
Youth ages 22-24- $11.50 (per hour) ($12.50 starting July 1, 2017)
All parental consent forms can be faxed to (202) 698-5813
ATTN: Parental Consent Form.
Or you can bring it with you to any of the certification events or email to summerjobs@dc.gov.
Job transfers will only be approved for the following reasons pending receipt of proper documentation:
  • · Medical Issues
  • · Safety Issues
  • · Site Closure
Yes, you may call the front desk of the Office of Youth Programs at 202-698-3492.
Yes, you may email us at summerjobs@dc.gov.
Yes, it is required! For assistance, youth can ask their parent or guardian as well as reach out to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on their website at www.irs.gov or by phone at 1-877-777-4778.
For more information please use the attached form Here

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