Local high school students interested in Clark County's Summer Business Institute (SBI) are encouraged to apply now to participate in this summer 2020 paid internship program.
"Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the County's Summer Business Institute has given thousands of local students the chance to gain invaluable real-world work experience," Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly said.
Applications are available through the County Human Resources Department website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/human-resources. Applications must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. 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 2020 program, students must be sophomores, juniors or seniors with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and must turn 16 by the first day of work (June 1, 2020). 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 the County Human Resources Department at (702) 455-4565. For more information contact SBI Program Specialist Kaveida Allen at (702) 455-2426 or SBI Program Supervisor John Hulme at (702) 455-3198.
County staff will select about 130 Clark County students for the program, which runs from June through late-July. Participants are paid $9 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.