Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, qualifying high school students can apply online for paid summer internships through Clark County's popular Summer Business Institute Program (SBI).
"Since its inception more than 20 years ago, County's Summer Business Institute has given thousands of local students the chance to gain invaluable real world work experience," Commissioner Lawrence Weekly said.
Clark County's Human Resources Department will make applications available on its website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/human-resources beginning Tuesday. Applications must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. No paper applications will be distributed or accepted.
SBI is a partnership between Clark County, the Clark County School District and more than 80 area businesses. To be eligible to apply for the 2017 program, students must be sophomores, juniors or seniors with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. The program offers eight-week internships in fields ranging from law and medicine to architecture and education. Teen participants gain work experience and on-the-job business mentoring as part of the program.
Students requiring assistance completing the application online may contact their local high school counselor's office or Clark County Human Resources Department at (702) 455-4565. For more information contact SBI Program Coordinator Kaveida Allen at (702) 455-2426 or SBI Program Supervisor John Hulme in the County's Human Resources Department at (702) 455-3198.
County staff will select about 95 Clark County students for the program, which runs from mid-June through mid-August. Participants are paid $8.25 an hour to work eight-hour days Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, interns attend seminars and workshops to receive training on topics such as life skills and personal finance and to participate in a civic engagement project.