Summer Youth Internship Program

Program Overview

Each year the City of Mesquite hosts a Summer Youth Internship Program for Mesquite ISD students. The Summer Youth Internship Program provides eligible students the opportunity to connect to their future by helping them acquire the skills and training necessary for them to successfully transition into college and into future careers. Through a paid, six week internship opportunity students will be placed at a local business, nonprofit, or government agency. Eligible applicants will go through an interview process and City of Mesquite's Community Services staff will select the most qualified applicants to participate in the program. The City of Mesquite Summer Youth Internship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). 

2024 Summer Youth Internship Program Flyer

Information Session

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024

Location: Mesquite Main Library 
300 W. Grubb Dr. Mesquite, TX 75149

Time: 4:30-5:45PM

All students interested in applying should attend this event. 

Eligibility Requirements

Submit a complete application

Applicant must be a Mesquite resident or attend a Mesquite ISD high school

Must be 16 - 18 years of age by June 1,2024

Be able to verify household income

Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher

Provide most current report card and have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Have reliable transportation


The Summer Youth Internship Application will be available beginning in April 2024. 

Community Partners 

If you are a local business or non-profit interested in hosting an intern at your place of business please complete the commitment form by mid April. 

Internship Highlights

Job Readiness Training
Animal Services
Boys and Girls Club
Sharing Life
Arts Center
Parks and Rec
Sharing Life
Chamber of Commerce
Farmers Insurance
Summer Youth Internship Program Interns
Art Center Interns