The deadline to apply for the fifth Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program is March 17.
The internships are open to qualified juniors who attend RISD schools or live in Richardson. Modeled after the prestigious White House Fellows, the RMSIP is open to juniors with at least a 2.5 GPA, who are 16 years old by June 1 and eligible to work in the U.S. Students admitted to the program must attend one of two workforce skills trainings on March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at RHS or March 29 from 4:30 to 8:15 p.m. at Berkner.
The program runs between June 6 and Aug. 5, as students are immersed in a professional environment at an area corporation, nonprofit, or government entity. Interns work between 10 and 40 hours a week for eight weeks, possibly earning more than $10 an hour. Some internships are unpaid. These placements rival college-level internships and are a wonderful way to boost a resume while learning life skills outside the classroom.
A job fair is set for April 26 at the Eisemann Canter, and if hired, students will attend two mandatory intern training days on June 1-2.
Area businesses are encouraged to sign up now to make an invaluable difference in the life of a Richardson teenager. Invest in Richardson’s future workforce by sponsoring an intern at your workplace or nonprofit, or support the program as a program partner.
Learn more and sign up at richardsonmayorsinternships.org.