The Mayor’s Summer Internship Program has opened the application process for the 2020 session. Now in its third year, the Program is a collaboration between the City, RISD and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and enables incoming high school seniors to receive eight weeks of paid summer employment at a local business, nonprofit or government agency. Students gain invaluable real-world experience and exposure to careers in which they’ve expressed an interest, work 20-40 hours per week and earn a minimum of $10 per hour.

Student applications will be accepted through Feb. 29. To qualify, students also must complete online workforce readiness courses and participate in a training session and job fair. Those chosen for internships after job fair interviews must be available for leadership training May 30-31 and be able to work June 1-Aug. 7.

Application forms and further information for both students and businesses may be found online.