Students from Richardson ISD, Plano ISD and other public and private schools joined businesses and nonprofits at the Eisemann Center April 26 for this year’s Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program Job Fair.

Paving the way to a successful future for our youth, the Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program immerses students into the professional workplace with internships at some of the area’s top businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.

The eight-week program, which runs June 6-Aug. 5, is presented by Mayor Paul Voelker and the City of Richardson, Richardson ISD and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Since launching in 2018, the dynamic initiative has connected dozens of employers and organizations with the up-and-coming workforce while introducing students to a multitude of careers as they embark on their final year of high school.

The program provides students the opportunity to experience firsthand a career they want to explore. Internships range from 10-40 hours per week and are in the fields of technology, manufacturing, marketing/communications, architecture, hospitality, construction, philanthropy and more.

Students who take advantage of these eight-week placements walk away with a broadened and more sophisticated perspective, new capabilities, important connections and a definite jumpstart as they pursue their college and career goals, while businesses and nonprofits benefit by tapping into the up-and-coming workforce. For more information about the program, visit