HS Summer Internship

What We Do

A reported 80 percent of employers view recruiting as a primary function of internships, which is why Waco ISD has taken the lead on implementing an 80‐hour summer internship for Greater Waco Academies students who are entering his/her senior year. Each student will be paired with an employer in the field of study they have chosen in their high school graduation plan. All students accepted to the internship program are employees of Waco ISD, allowing the liability to rest on the district instead of the employers. Employers review student resumes and pick their top choices to conduct an in-person interview. Once the interviews takes place, both employers and students pick their top choice allowing the matching process to be mutually beneficial. Students who participate in the summer internship program receive stipends from Waco ISD Education Foundation. 

Who We Serve

Students who take part in Greater Waco Academies and are in good standing with their academy program are eligible to apply for the internship program. 

How We Impact

This type of internship program is valuable for students to participate in prior to graduation, because it allows students to gain real-world experience in a particular industry field, and allows students to learn about the variety of job opportunities there are right here in Waco. The High School Summer Internship program should increase the rate of students matriculating to college and obtaining a college degree or workforce certificate.

Success Stories

Quote from a local employer:

"The WISD Internship Program has been an excellent opportunity to give back to our youth. The students have been focused and eager to learn. The WISD staff members have been very easy to work with and very supportive of their students. I look forward to participating in the program for years to come." - Larry Day, Jr., Fleet Manager at City of Waco 

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