HISD launches Summer Student Leadership Program for high school students and district alumni

HISD is currently accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Student Leadership Program, a six-week paid summer internship and leadership development program for HISD high school students and alumni currently enrolled in college.

In line with HISD’s mission to provide students with the tools to reach their full potential, the program addresses the need to expose students to fulfilling careers and skills employers demand in a rapidly-changing world. Participants will gain valuable employment experience and have the opportunity to test-drive career pathways before choosing a college major or entering the workforce.

“Summer internships are more crucial than ever for students to be able to compete for jobs,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “Through this initiative, students will have the chance to participate in a paid summer internship across various areas in the district and participate in leadership training and professional development. It is our hope that students will not only be exposed to different career fields, but will one day also consider a career in education – and in HISD.”

Twenty scholars will be selected to complete an internship in various departments under the mentorship of district leaders. The scholars will be allowed to work Monday through Thursday with hours to be determined by each department. They will learn about the functions and tasks within their scope and engage in projects that benefit the students HISD serves. The Summer Student Leadership Program will culminate in a final presentation about their internship at the end of the program.

Applicants must be HISD high school students or alumni currently enrolled at a college or university, be legally authorized to work in the United States, and at least 16 years old. Internships run from June 11-July 19.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 25. More details about the application process can be found at www.HoustonISD.org/Intern.