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). 

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit a complete application
  • Applicant must be a Mesquite resident or attend a Mesquite ISD high school
  • Must be 16 years of age by June 1,2024
  • Be able to verify income 
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Provide most current report card and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 


The SYIP 2024 is not available at this time. Please visit our webpage in March 2024 for more information regarding our Summer Youth Internship Program. 

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