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.

2022 Summer Jobs Program

The City of Houston Summer Jobs program is a part of the Hire Houston Youth program started in 2016. Each year, HHY partners with the City of Houston, the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to offer eight-week paid summer jobs and internships for youth age 16 - 24.

Applications open in February through mid-March each year, with internships starting mid-June.

Then under 2022 summer jobs program we need to say that the application period has closed for this year. Look for the 2023 application to open in early 2023.

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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?

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

Note - Successful candidates will be required to pass a drug test and a background check, and either submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or report COVID test results on the 1st and 15th of the month. Masks are required while on City property or conducting City business.

Please visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org to apply for positions with other organizations. Thank you and have a great summer.

Email us at summerjobsprogram@houstontx.gov.

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