Paving the way to a successful future for our youth, the Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program immerses current high school juniors who attend Richardson ISD or live in Richardson into the professional workplace with internships at some of the area’s top businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.
The eight-week program, which runs June 5-August 4, is presented by Mayor Bob Dubey and the City of Richardson, Richardson ISD and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Since launching in 2018, the dynamic initiative has connected dozens of employers and organizations with the up-and-coming workforce while introducing students to a multitude of careers as they embark on their final year of high school.
The program offers paid internships which range from 12-40 hours per week, pay a minimum of $12 per hour and are in a variety of fields including accounting, architecture, business, communications, construction, education and training, engineering, graphic design, hospitality, human resources, information technology, law and public service, marketing, philanthropy and more.
Students who take advantage of these eight-week placements walk away with a broadened and more sophisticated perspective, new capabilities, important connections and a definite jumpstart as they pursue their college and career goals, while businesses and nonprofits benefit by tapping into the up-and-coming workforce.
The program is open to current high school juniors who attend Richardson ISD or live in the City of Richardson; have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA; are 16 years of age by June 1, 2023; and are eligible to work in the U.S. In addition, students are required to attend a workforce skills training to be eligible to participate in the program’s Job Fair on Wednesday, May 3, at The Eisemann Center. Hired interns must attend two days of workplace skills training on June 1 & 2. The deadline for students to apply is March 22.
The Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program is open to businesses of every size – from corporate headquarters and mid-sized organizations to boutique firms and nonprofits. There are four ways for businesses to participate and invest in Richardson’s future workforce: hire intern(s) at their workplace, sponsor intern(s) at a nonprofit of their choice, provide volunteers to help with student workforce skills trainings or sign up as a program sponsor.