Applications Open for Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program

Are you a Plano ISD sophomore or junior? Do you make good grades? Would you like a chance to work at one of North Texas’ top organizations this summer? Apply now through March 6 for the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program to be part of an amazing “learn-and-earn” opportunity that teaches essential workforce skills and provides connections to some of the area’s top corporations and nonprofits. The eight-week paid internship program runs June 11-Aug. 3, and students earn a minimum of $9 per hour working 20-to-40 hours weekly.

Celebrating the fifth year of the program, Mayor LaRosiliere reports that students benefit from real-life experiences in the workplace, meaningful assignments and opportunities to shadow executives. Interns get to observe company operations, network with managers and executives, and gain exposure to a wide array of careers. Participating companies from past years include Baylor Scott & White, JCPenney, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Toyota Motor North America, Capital One Bank, NTT Data, Dell Services, Ericsson, Hilti and McAfee. Nonprofits included Children’s Health, the Plano Chamber of Commerce and Salvation Army.

2017 intern training held at Capital One Conference Center // photos James Edward

Students also benefit from the rigorous internship prep training, highly competitive Job Fair and other enrichment opportunities.

“Each year I am so proud to see these motivated and determined students who push themselves to get to the next stage in their journey,” said Mayor LaRosiliere. “Since the program started in 2014, more and more company partners realize the value of being part of such a special program. I am humbled at their generosity toward our youth and our future.”

To qualify, students must complete an online application, which includes a short essay. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors (seniors are not eligible) at a Plano ISD high school; have a 3.0 GPA (minimum); be 16 years of age by June 11, 2018; and be eligible to work in the United States.

In addition, a mandatory Internship Prep training will be held Saturday, March 24, focusing on resume development and interviewing, business communication, professional dress and personal goal planning.

2017 Job Fair at Collin College Spring Creek Conference Center

Once those requirements are met, employers will interview intern candidates at the program’s highly competitive Job Fair slated for Friday, April 20, from 2-7 p.m. at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Conference Center. Selected students will receive a formal job offer in May. If chosen, students will then complete an additional two days of Intern Training and Enrichment on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, when business soft skills, networking, teambuilding and work-readiness topics will be addressed.

The program culminates each summer with Mayor LaRosiliere hosting a luncheon honoring the interns and employers on Monday, July 30, at the Hilton Granite Park.

Details and the online application available at the website below.

Plano Mayor's Sumer Internship >


Information above provided as a press release.

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