an Intern

Learn more about the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program and how you can apply to be considered for a paid summer internship with one of Plano’s companies, local nonprofits, or governmental agencies.

To qualify for acceptance into the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age by June 10, 2024
  • Either be a rising junior or senior at a Plano public high school or a rising junior or senior at Hebron High School AND reside in the City of Plano
  • Be able to work in the United States
  • Have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and have a solid attendance record
  • be able to work the ENTIRE 8 weeks of the internship – June 10 through August 2

Applications will be accepted from February 9 through March 8 or until 400 applications are received. Space is limited – apply early! Applying does not guarantee placement in an internship. Please be sure you meet all the requirements and can attend all the required meeting dates before applying.

Any Student questions should contact us HERE

Here’s how the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program works


Eligible students fill out the application form online which includes short essay portions. Students who were provided an internship last summer ARE eligible to apply again if they meet the other eligibility requirements. 


After the student submits their application, their parent will receive an email containing information along with the required forms for them to sign and return. A student’s application IS NOT COMPLETE until these required forms are received. 


All students MUST attend the Intern Prep Day on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Capital One Campus at 8000 Dominion Parkway, Plano, TX 75024 to be eligible for the Job Fair on April 18, 2024.


Student applications will be reviewed by participating employers and organizations beginning in March 2024.


Companies will select students to be interviewed during the Job Fair. Company selections are based on the students’ online applications so please make sure that your application is well-written and reflects your attention to detail.


Students and companies/nonprofits will participate in the Job Fair on April 18, 2024.


Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program will work with employers to notify students of job offers and assist the students with the hiring process during May.


Interns are required to attend an Intern Orientation & Enrichment Training Day on June 7, 2024, and the Community Service Day on June 14, 2024. Other Intern Enrichment Experiences may be offered to interns throughout the summer.


Students selected for an internship will work their paid 8-week internship from June 10 to August 2. Jobs will range from 20 to 40 hours per week with a minimum wage of $12 per hour.


Interns are expected to attend the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, July 31.