Summer Student Leadership Program accepting applications for high school students and district alumni

HISD is currently accepting applications for its 2019 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.

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“In our inaugural year of this program last year, the district was able to provide valuable experience to nearly two dozen interns – exposing them to future careers and building skills that employers demand in an increasingly technological workforce,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “In our second year, we hope to build on the success of this program so that even more of our students and alumni can expand their knowledge and go on to successful careers.”

Twenty-five 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 3-July 11.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 10. More details about the application process can be found at