Summer Student Leadership Program accepting applications from high school students, district alumni

HISD is now accepting applications for its 2021 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 can test-drive career pathways before choosing a college major or entering the workforce.

Up to 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 department’s 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. 

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 July 6 – August 12. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 16.  

More details about the application process can be found at