Mayor's Internship Program

MAYOR'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Mayor's Internship program supports job placement opportunities and aids in cultivating an environment of learning and enrichment, which addresses the Learning Environment pillar of the City's Strategic Plan.

Mayor Proctor is excited to launch this program geared toward the City's High School Juniors and Seniors, and College Age students.

Mayors Internship Program 2023 Flyer1

Quick Facts:

  • Paid Internship
  • High School Students Internship availability:
    • Up to 6 interns per session
    • 8 week sessions in the Fall or Spring
    • No more than 10 hours/week
  • College Students Internship availability:
    • Up to 3.5 interns per summer
    • 8-12 week sessions in Summers
    • Up to 40 hours/week
  • Information Session for interested applicants will be Live on Zoom on Tuesday, December 27th from 6:30PM -7:30PM and will be available for later viewing on this page. 
    • Zoom link will be available on this page and on our City's Facebook Page on December 27th, 5:00PM (check back then!)

Application Process 2022

For the Spring 2023 HS Internship Session

  • Dec 19-Jan 13 : Application Window open
  • Jan 13 11:59pm: Application Window closes
  • Jan 13 - Jan 20: Online Interview Video
  • Jan 20, 11:59pm: Online Interview Video closes
  • Jan 23-Feb 10: Video reviews, possible additional meeting may be requested during this time
  • Feb 17: all candidates will be notified of decision
  • March 4 8am-11am: Orientation Day of selected interns
  • March 6: First Day of work

READY TO APPLY?

Please gather together the following application materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Two Recommendation Letters:
    1. Share this link with two people (teachers, counselors, mentors, employers, any non-related adult who can share information about your work ethic)
    2. http://www.desototexas.gov/internshiprecommendationletter 

DeSoto Public Library is hosting a Resume and cover letter writing workshop on January 5th, 2023 from 9-12noon.

TO HELP YOU PREPARE, PLEASE FIND RESOURCES AVAILABLE BELOW

CLICK THIS LINK TO ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Intern's Handbook

(Updated as of 1/3/2022)

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MIP 2023 Internship Application Form
2023 Mayors Internship RecLetter