Houston Summer Jobs Program Offers Summer Paid Internships

This year, city departments and private businesses are offering as many as 7,500 summer jobs to students

Students between 16 and 24 can get real-world work experience in the “Hire Houston Youth” program in areas ranging from the Houston Police and Fire Departments to Information Technology. Mayor Sylvester Turner started the program in 2016 with 450 summer jobs that first year. The goal this summer is for 7,500 paid intern positions. To accomplish that, the mayor wants employers to step up.

“I’m asking local companies and non-profits to sign up on the ‘Hire Houston Youth’ website. And finally, I’m asking Houston youth to visit to fill out your application for a summer job,” said Turner.

The mayor said these summer jobs are not really about the money, but more about establishing a strong work ethic. Applications are being accepted through March 16th.


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