Plano internship program closes out 10th year

Plano Mayor Internship Luncheon 2022. Photo courtesy of Louis DeLuca.
The Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program is rounding out its 10th year with alumni and speakers to celebrate the end of summer internships.

The City of Plano’s internship program is celebrating its 10-year anniversary just in time for National Intern Day last week.

The city will soon conclude the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. The program takes eligible high school students and trains them at an intern prep event, then places them at internships around the city. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the program

“[It was] an incredible experience,” Collin County Collaborative told the Plano Mayor’s Summer Program, regarding their assigned students. “Our interns worked independently, and the results were incredible.”

Over 70 students are participating this year. The students, alumni, as well as keynote speaker R. Gerald Turner, president of SMU and Plano ISD Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams, plus a few others joined Mayor John Muns this week at a celebratory luncheon discussing the application of the skills learned at the internships in conjunction with college. The internships end August 4. 

“Kudos to all students finishing their summer internships,” the city’s Facebook post said. “School is just around the corner and the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program is almost wrapped for 2023.”

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