With the pandemic still going on, Plano has decided to move early with their registration for the annual Summer Internship Program to accommodate more students and businesses this year according to a Dallas Morning News article from January 31. They say,
“Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply but only the first 400 applications will be considered. As a result, students are urged to apply early.
The eight-week paid internship program runs from June 6 to July 29, although some start dates are flexible depending on the employer. Students selected for the program will earn a minimum of $10 per hour and work 20 to 40 hours per week.
Internships will take place in the field, remotely or as a combination of both.
Students chosen for the program will work with some of the area’s leading corporations and nonprofits. Among them are national headquarters, government entities, small businesses and local charities. Automotive, aviation operations, education, logistics, marketing and medicine are some of the fields that are offered.”
In a release from the program’s website however, there are specific qualifications that must be met by the students in order for them to qualify for the internship program. In it they say,
“To qualify for acceptance into the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, you need to be at least 16 years of age by June 13, 2022; 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 6 through July 29.
All students must also attend the Intern Prep virtual event on Saturday, March 19, 2022, to be eligible for the Job Fair on Friday, April 22, 2022.”
In order to address the concerns brought by the COVID-19, the 2022 program will be prioritizing the number of students so as to accommodate their career paths and college paths.