Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship program kicks off 11th year

2022 Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program. (Photo by Louis DeLuca)
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they can, as applications close on March 8 or after 400 applications are received.

Mayor John Muns, the City of Plano and Capital One kicked off the 2024 Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program for its 11th season.

The program is a “learn-and-earn” initiative aimed at providing opportunities for Plano ISD rising juniors and seniors to gain real-world experience and bridge the gap between education and professional development, a news release said.

“Over the past 10 years, the program has offered a diverse array of internship opportunities across industries such as technology, healthcare, finance, nonprofit, and more,” said Muns.  “Interns who are chosen to participate have the opportunity to explore their interests while gaining practical skills that will set them on a path toward success. We have watched as our interns have gone on to graduate from top universities, become entrepreneurs, and give back to our community and we are excited to launch another year of impact with this program.”

Student applications are accepted until March 8, or until 400 applications have been received, and require a completed application form, parent/guardian consent and consent for founding sponsor Capital One.

The program begins with an intern prep day with Capital One on March 23, followed by a job fair on April 18 to connect interns with possible jobs, intern enrichment day training. The internships run from June 10 to Aug. 2, when businesses and nonprofits from the Plano area will employ accepted students for a minimum of 20 hours per week, paying them $12 per hour.

Potential intern employers include industries like finance, nonprofits, medicine, hospitality, business, education and communications.

“For over a decade, the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program has linked students with leading businesses and nonprofits in the area, elevating their education through practical experience,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, president of financial services at Capital One. “This amazing program builds on the Capital One Impact Initiative by fostering the growth of future leaders while contributing to the ongoing vibrancy of North Texas. I am grateful to the Mayor’s office and all the companies involved for their investment in the community’s future.”

Applications to host an intern, underwrite an intern for a local nonprofit or governmental agency or become a sponsor are open through April 1.

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