Discover how to apply for the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program and have the opportunity for a paid summer job at one of Plano’s companies, local nonprofits or governmental agencies.
To qualify for acceptance into the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, you need to be at least 16 years of age by June 7, 2021; must 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.; and, be able to work in the United States. Students must also have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, have a solid attendance record, and be able to work the entire 8 weeks of the internship – June 7 through July 30.
All students must also attend the Intern Prep virtual event on Saturday, March 20, 2021, to be eligible for the Job Fair on Thursday, April 22.
Here’s how the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program works
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.
Students must attend Internship Prep, a mandatory training day on Saturday, March 20. The day will focus on preparing students for the Job Fair and include training on resume development, interview preparation, professional dress and business communication by top professionals.
Student applications will be reviewed by participating employers and organizations beginning in March 2020.
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 will participate in a Job Fair on Thursday, April 22.
Along with employers, PMSIP will notify students of job offers and assist the students with the hiring process during May.
Interns will be required to attend Intern Orientation & Enrichment training days on June 2 -3. Other Intern Enrichment activities will be offered to interns throughout the summer.
Students selected will work their paid 8-week internship from June 7 to July 30. Jobs will range from 20 to 40 hours per week. Jobs may be virtual or in-office.
Interns will attend the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Celebration Luncheon or Event at the conclusion of the program. The luncheon date is set for Monday, July 26.