Paid Summer Internship Program

Paid internships for students 14 to 17 years old

The college and career readiness training are provided for over 200 youths annually. The real-world experience the students receive in a variety of roles helps prepare them for whatever their next steps are. The paid internship is for students aged 14 to 17 and is six to eight weeks long.

No Longer Accepting 2022 Summer Internship Applications

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The summer internship program provides paid, part-time internships for middle and high school students across San Antonio to build career opportunities and goals. Family Service partners with a variety of organizations within various industries to pair every person with the right organization for them.

8 council districts of San Antonio

Over 240 applications

Over 30 employers

Interns

How does it work?

Students are paired with an employer organization for the six to eight-week internship. The summer internship may be completed virtually or in person.

1. Professional Development Training

Once accepted into the internship, all students receive two days of professional development training.

2. Job Fair

Family Service partners with employers who interview the summer interns – offering them another opportunity for professional growth.

3. Internship Kicks Off

From the job fair, interns are matched with local organizations. The internship kicks off, and the interns complete a total of 120 hours throughout the summer.

4. Check-Ins

Throughout the internship, Family Service checks in with our interns to see if they have any questions, help resolve any issues or challenges, and, overall, ensure they are getting the most out of their internships as possible.

Summer Internship Collaboration

To expand the opportunities for internships throughout San Antonio, Family Services works with SA Works and the City of San Antonio.

If you do not meet the age requirements for the Family Service Paid Summer Internship Program, we encourage you to apply for SA Works or the City of San Antonio Ambassador program.

  • SA Works focuses on students aged 16 to 20.
  • City of San Antonio Human Services’ Ambassador Program is for college students aged 18 to 22.

Employers

Help shape the future of San Antonio’s workforce. With the pandemic, now more than ever, youth need summer internships and support from valuable employers – like you – to help them grow as young professionals.

The pandemic changed the school structure and taught students resiliency and to embrace change. Help the future of San Antonio gain meaningful work experience as they work towards their next steps in life.

Family Service partners with a wide range of organizations and employers. An organization can take as many interns as they would like throughout the year, from one to the sky’s the limit. Contact us today if you are interested in getting your department or your overall organization involved.

There are three options available for each employer.

  • Classic Option: Interns will work on-site at your organization alongside their supervisor (only if safe and possible).
  • Virtual Option: Interns will work on assignments remotely from home.
  • Classic & Virtual Option: A combination of both! Interns will work from home and be under supervision at the office.

Family Service is proud to partner with Bank of America and the City of San Antonio to provide internships to students.

Eligibility and Application

If you cannot complete the application online, call us at 210-431-7558.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Applicants must be 14 to 17 years of age (Must be 14 by 6/27/22 or 17 until 7/15/22)
  • Student lives in city council districts 1-8
  • Copy of social security card
  • Copy of birth certificate OR Texas ID
  • Copy of proof of residence (water bill, energy bill, lease agreement, etc.) Letters of different residences in summer will not be accepted
  • Resume
  • If you need a bus pass, please provide a copy of your school ID (not needed if the student has not been issued one)

FAQS

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Student Participants

How many hours will I work?

Max of 20 hours a week for a total of 120 hours throughout your internship.

How old do I have to be to apply?

Anyone between 14 and 17 years of age can apply for the summer internship program.

I’m older than 17. Can I still apply for an internship?

Family Service partners with SA Works and the City of San Antonio to help expand the opportunities for internships throughout the city. SA Works accepts applications up to 20 years old and the City of San Antonio up to 22 years old.

What precautions are you taking?

The health and safety of our participants and our community is always our top priority. Participating employers are screened to ensure they provide a clean and safe environment for our youth.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Youth ages 14-17. (14 by June 21, 2021 and 17 until July 9, 2021)
  • Reside in a city council district (1-10).
  • Provide other documents as listed on the application.

Who should apply for the internship?

Our paid summer internships are with a range of businesses, so no matter what your passions or life goals are, we can help pair you with the right place. The soft skills and real-world experience apply to any future pathway you decide.

Are the internships in person?

We offer employers and students the opportunity to choose if they would prefer an in-person, hybrid, or virtual internship.

When will I know if I am accepted?

You will be notified via email or phone by mid-May.

I am waitlisted. Now what?

Due to limited spots, some applicants must be waitlisted. You will be placed on a waitlist in the order we received your application. If applicants drop out of the program, we will pull applicants from the waitlist to be admitted into the program.

What will my work schedule look like?

Once you are matched at your internship site, it will be up to you and your supervisor to set your work schedule. You can work between 20-35 hours per week.

What kind of employers are there?

We have a wide variety of employers. Some examples include museums, libraries, non-profits, law firms, colleges, etc. We cannot guarantee interns will get their first choice or placements closest to where they live.

Where will I work?

Interns will participate in a job fair prior to starting their internship. Employers will interview interns; interns will have opportunity to ask employer questions as well. We will look at each intern’s top 5 choices and match interns with one of our employer sites. We cannot guarantee interns will get their top choice or a site that is closest to where they live.

I do not have transportation. Can I still participate?

Family Service will provide interns with bus passes if needed. Interns must indicate they need one on their application.

Will I get paid?

Yes, interns who successfully complete their hours will be provided with a stipend.

Employers

I would like to be involved as an employer.

Thank you for your interest! To become an employer either complete this form or call us at 210-414-5879

Are the internships in person?

There will be three options available for each employer.

  • Classic Option: Interns will work on-site at your organization alongside their supervisor (only if safe and possible).
  • Virtual Option: Interns will work on assignments remotely from home.
  • Classic & Virtual Option: A combination of both! Interns will work from home and be under supervision at the office.

What is expected of employers during the summer internship?

We want the summer internships to be a growth and learning experience for the future workforce in San Antonio. As an employer, you are a pivotal piece to the student’s success. We ask our employers to:

  • Provide tasks, assignments, and projects. Engage your intern in your work to assist your team, staff, and overall organization.
  • Serve as a trusted mentor for our youth.
  • Weekly check-ins and discussions to support work progress, troubleshoot any issues or challenges and encourage the development of soft and hard skills.
  • If a virtual internship, you may select a Capstone Project for interns to work on.

As an employer, do I need to cover the costs of my intern?

Interns are paid for by Family Service. We do ask employers to cover the cost of essentials for interns to complete assigned tasks. Such as if they would need access to a specific program, paper, ID cards, etc.

Contact

To learn more about the paid summer internship, call us at 210-431-7558.

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