Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, qualifying high school students can apply online for paid summer internships through Clark County's popular Summer Business Institute Program (SBI).
"The County's Summer Business Institute is a great program that gives our future leaders an opportunity to gain valuable work experience," Commissioner Lawrence Weekly said. "Thousands of local high school students have gone through SBI during the past 20 years, and we encourage anyone interested in this program to apply as soon as possible."
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 Monday, Feb. 5. 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 2018 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 Thompson 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.