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2022 High School Summer Internship Programs

Apply today!

  • Get Ready! STEAM-based Internship Program
  • Emerging Leaders Internship Program
  • Aviation Department Internship Program
  • Austin Convention Center Department Internship Program

Student applications closed March 13th, 2022. 

Summer Internship Dates: June 6th, 2022 - July 22nd, 2022

To learn more, click Office Internship Opportunities

If you have any questions, please send us an email at summerhsintern@austintexas.gov

Austin Police Department Internship Program

The Austin Police Department Internship Program is open to college/university students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Several students will be selected for a 12-week paid internship. The goal is to provide a real-world experience for early career professionals through the lens of diversity.

College students will earn $11/hr, plus course credit. Interns will work 10 hours a week in several APD Divisions with possible rotations, through the Crime Scene Unit, Communications, Patrol, etc.

Internship Duration: TBD

2022 Youth Career Fest  

February 28, 2022  March 31st, 2022; 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; Austin Central Library

After much consideration and discussion, we are writing to announce that, due to the Omicron variant and the current public health situation, we will be postponing the Youth Career Fest.

The Annual Youth Career Fest, by the Youth Initiatives Office, is a career exploration event for Austin area high school students hosted by the Austin Youth Council. The Austin Youth Council is a group of high school students who represent the voice of youth in local government by learning about city government and meeting with policymakers and administrators. 

In 2014, the Austin Youth Council created this event to ensure that their high school peers who were transitioning into the workforce and/or higher education would be offered helpful information in order to make sound career decisions. 

The Fest features 160+ vendors each year including St. David’s Healthcare, IBC Bank, AT&T, South by Southwest (SXSW), the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Circuit of the Americas, Samsung, Dell Technologies, and more. Over 30 schools throughout the Austin area are invited to participate with over 2,500 students in attendance. 

When:February 28, 2022  March 31st, 2022; 9 AM – 12 PM 

Where: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St., 78701 

Students can expect to network with career representatives from a variety of career fields, attend workshops, and hear from keynote speakers! 

Are you a teacher or administrator that would like to sign up your students to attend? Complete a School Registration Form by January 10th, 2021.  

Are you a career representative that would like to participate as a vendor at the Fest? Complete a Vendor Registration Form by January 10th, 2021. 

Are you interested in volunteering for this event? Please sign up here.

Questions? Email us at youthcareerfest@austintexas.gov  

Click here to view our flyer!

Click here for more information about Austin Youth Council programs and how to apply.

Click here to apply for Austin Youth Council 2022-23!

Equal Opportunity Statement:

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.