Austin is committed to being the most family friendly city in the country with policies and decisions that support and enhance the quality of life for families and children.  This commitment should then be realized through structures which ensure every major city policy is evaluated for its effect on families with children.


Developing a healthy, informed, productive, culturally tolerant and civic minded citizen.

2021 High School Summer Internship Programs

Coming Soon!

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

Summer Internship: June 7, 2021 - July 23, 2021

To learn more, click Office Internship Opportunities

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

2020 Spring Semester 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 this upcoming Spring Semester 2020. 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: January 27th - April 17th. Applications accepted October 7th - November 30th!

Steps to Apply:

  1. Go to www.apdrecruiting.org
  2. Click "Apply Now"
  3. Click "view all positions"
  4. Select Austin Police Department Internship - 2020 Spring Semester and click "apply for this job online"
  5. Create a profile and upload the required essay


If you have any questions, please send us an email.

2021 Youth Career Fest  

March 2, 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.; Virtual Event

Austin Youth Council (AYC) has hosted one of the City of Austin's largest Career Fests attracting more than 150 vendors and 2,000 High School students for the past eight years. This free event offers the opportunity for career exploration to Austin-area high school students. We look forward to having your students participate in this great opportunity! To learn how to register your students for the Fest, contact Elena Jimenez.

Austin Youth Council members hosting their booth at Youth Career Fest

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

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.