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.
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!
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.
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
Police Department 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.