Summer Youth Employment Program

Want Your Summer Job to Make a Difference?

Improve Your Community and Earn up to $1,500!

Youth, ages 14-21, are eligible to earn and learn through hands-on experience working either on outdoor construction and landscape projects! Internships with local businesses are also available.

Application closes March 26, 2021.

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About the Program

As a Crew Member, You Have the Opportunity to:

  • Work outside, make friends, build skills, and have fun!
  • Earn $10.08/hour, plus raises
  • Earn school credits and career pathway credentials
  • Work in crews with up to 8 other people

Program Details:

  • Program runs from June 14 to August 13, each crew member works approximately 20 hours per week.
  • Youth, ages 14-21, living in Hennepin, Dakota, or Washington County are eligible to apply.
  • Tree Trust is committed to safety. Click here to learn more about Tree Trust’s response to COVID-19.


Information for Parents and Guardians

  • Tree Trust has more than 45 years of experience training young people to be successful workers.
  • Youth are supervised full-time by qualified and trained Tree Trust staff.
  • Questions? Contact David Tranvik, Program Manager, at 612-214-5921 or [email protected].




Now Hiring Summer Staff: Earn with Purpose

Are you a teacher, college student, or graduate student? This is a great leadership experience to enhance your resume as you make a difference in the lives of young people and improve your community! For more information, read the Crew Leader job description and apply here.


What People Are Saying

Working with Tree Trust over the summer has made me realize how much more I appreciate the work that’s been done in parks in order for citizens to enjoy them. I am proud of the work I’ve done with my crew and still am proud of showing it to friends and family. The hard work put into our project is special to me.
2020 SYEP Crew Member
“Working at Tree Trust helped me identify tools that I might possibly use for a future career, which I’m hoping has to do with architecture. It has also helped me build trust and teamwork with new people in a short amount of time. This is a great benefit for me because my dream job consists of working with other people.”
– 2020 SYEP Crew Member
The crew leaders were very kind and flexible with all of us crew members, and we even created an amazing bond with the job coachMy crew members and I learned to work together and form trusting friendships. This positive environment makes me believe that Tree Trust is a great place to work and makes me want to come back.
– 2020 SYEP Crew Member
Tree Trust absolutely provides an initial, positive employment experience to youth that might not otherwise get it. For those youth at risk, it is a much better start than simply being released into a competitive environment.
2020 SYEP Parent/Guardian