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About the Program:

The City of Richardson partnered with the Richardson Independent School District and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce to create an exemplary summer internship program for all students living in the City of Richardson. The Richardson Mayor's Summer Internship Program (RMSIP) is a an eight-week, paid summer high school internship program that introduces students to careers and employment opportunities in industries and companies where they have expressed interest. The RMSIP seeks to provide various job opportunities in small and large companies, nonprofits and governmental agencies.

To qualify for the program, students must be at least 16 years of age, a junior living in the City of Richardson or a Richardson ISD student. Students must also have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, receive a letter of recommendation from their campus leadership, complete a minimum of 8 hours of workforce readiness training and be able to work in the United States.

Designed and implemented by nonprofit Education is Freedom (EIF), the program provides extensive work-readiness training, support and management to all students who apply for the program.

Mayor Paul Voelker along with Superintendent Jeannie Stone believes Richardson Mayor's Summer Internship Program will produce life changing, hands on experiences that will help students to transition from high school, to college and into future careers. And for participating companies, the RMSIP will provide a mentorship and investment in our area's future workforce.