Welcome to the City of Houston Hire Houston Youth Summer Jobs Program! Each summer, city departments open their doors to provide opportunities for you to earn while you learn about what it takes to serve the residents of the nation’s 4th largest city.


The City of Houston Summer Jobs program reflects the City’s commitment to Mayor Turner’s Hire Houston Youth (HHY) initiative. Each year, HHY partners with the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to offer eight-week paid summer jobs and internships for youth and young adults, ages 16 - 24.

The 2023 online application for City of Houston internships will open January 16th, with internships starting June 12th.

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To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be between the age of 16 and 24 by June 12, 2023 and reside in the City of Houston. Must be available to work 32 hours per week for 8 weeks.

The City of Houston is a great and interesting place to work. Opportunities will be available in a variety of City departments. Completing your application is your first step. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

It is important to know that more applicants will apply for the program than there are openings, so we cannot guarantee that you will receive an interview. Make sure that your application is complete and free of spelling errors and typos.

We encourage you to apply early, since application screening will begin on March 27!


Before You Begin The Online Application, Make Sure You Have:

  • The approximate dates of any previous employment.
  • Your correct social security number.
  • An email address. If you do not have an email address, please set one up and return to the application. You can get free email accounts through many services, such as GMail, Yahoo or Hotmail.
  • Phone numbers and/or email addresses for 2 references (preferably not family or friends).
  • Your response to each of the following questions should be at least 50 words. We recommend that you write your responses before starting the application.
    • - Why should you be selected for this work experience opportunity?
    • - What is the greatest challenge faced by youth your age in your community, and how can you help things get better?
    • - What are your career goals?

City internships are posted on the NeoGov application portal. All HHY internship job titles begin with Seasonal Intern, followed by a functional job title. For example, Seasonal Intern – Pool Gate Attendant.

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Ready to Apply?

You can view all HHY job postings on the NEOGOV website.
You can also view each individual posting listed below:

Government/Political Science Internships

Parks and Recreation Internships

Professional/Technical Internships

Police Department Internship

Library Internship

Public Health Internship

Administrative Office Internships

Note - Successful candidates will be required to pass a background check. Currently, masks are not required while on City property or conducting City business, but may be encouraged.

Please visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org to apply for positions with other organizations in the private and non-profit sectors. Thank you and have a great summer.

Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233 careers@houstontx.gov