Youth Summer Jobs/Internships

City of Houston

Welcome to the City of Houston Summer Jobs Program! This summer, city departments are opening 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. Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $7.25 per hour.

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be between the ages of 16 and 21 by June 15th, and live in the City of Houston. (We will help you check your address to see if you qualify to participate). Opportunities will be available in a variety of City department. The city of Houston is a great and interesting place to work. Completing your application is an important step on your career path. It is important to know that more youth will apply for the Summer Jobs Program than there are openings, so we cannot guarantee that you will receive an interview.

Applications accepted thru May 8. If you are not eligible to participate in the City of Houston’s Summer Jobs program, check out other summer employment opportunities at:

Questions? Email us at or call 713.773.6004 or 832.393.1688.

Acres Home Chamber for Business & Economic Development, Inc.

The Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development is seeking high school and college students to be a part of a summer experiential learning program. The Business of Non-Profit and Community Development Summer Internship Experience is a 6-week (Monday-Thursday, 9am – 5pm) program designed to teach students the business of working in a nonprofit. Students learn by working in various areas of community development, marketing and social media development, board development, resource development, event planning, and management. Students involved in the program learn hands-on and receive training through workshops, projects, and group discussions.

The Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development mission is to promote the advancement of economic vitality throughout the Houston community by spearheading the organization and implementation of infrastructure development that will impact the sustainability of businesses, kindle entrepreneurial vision, and adhere to the social aspects of the community we serve. The Business of Non-Profit and Community Development Summer Internship Experience supports the chamber’s business, community, leadership, youth, and career development primary focus areas.

The Business of Non-Profit and Community Development Summer Internship Experience starts June 15 through July 24, 2015 and held at 6112 Wheatley Street, Houston, TX. Interested students should email: for an application and consideration. Deadline to apply for program is June 5th Space is limited to 15 participants. This is a non-paid learning experience, lunch and snacks provided.

Bank of America

The Bank of America Summer Youth Internship Program is a partnership between SER- Jobs for Progress and Bank of America to provide summer work experience for young people in the Houston area. The program will serve 60 low income participants between the ages of 16-21. The Bank of America Summer Jobs for Youth Program is 7 weeks in duration, beginning June 15, 2015 and ending July 31. 2015. Participants will work part time (20 hours per week). By participating in this program, youth in Houston have an opportunity to work at local non-profits committed to the fine arts, youth organizations, park beautification, homeless services and local clinics. Job positions range from clerical, customer service, park & recreational services and more. In addition, 10 of the 60 young people will be hired to work in Bank of America’s Financial Centers as Customer Service Ambassadors through the 2015 Consumer Jobs Program. This opportunity offers youth the employment skills needed to advance in their career path.

Youth may apply online beginning through Friday May 8th by completing the online Bank of America Summer Jobs at Only online applications will be accepted.


The Helping Young People Excel Summer Work Program offers out of school youth ages 16-21 in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Liberty, Chambers, and Galveston counties the opportunity to gain employment skills during the summer in their respective communities. The program begins June 15, 2015 and ends August 7, 2015 for a total of 8 weeks. Youth will work 32 hours per week, Monday through Thursday and a mandatory Life Skills Class on Friday. By participating in this program, youth will have the opportunity to work at local non-profits committed to providing services to their community and its residents. Employment positions include clerical, customer service, summer camps, youth coaches, production, and more.

To apply, please contact our program staff:

Harris County- Alejandra Quiroga 713-773-6000 ext. 126

Brazoria & Fort Bend Counties- Sivivian Merrick 713-773-6000 ext. 111

Chambers, Liberty, and Galveston Counties- Elizabeth Cantu 713-773-6000 ext. 125

The HYPE Summer Work Experience Program is funded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council / Workforce Solutions.

African-American News&Issues

African-American News&Issues is looking for Summer Interns Grades 7 through undergrad college level. Students will experience covering news that addresses current and historical realities that affect African-American communities. Basic hands-on training will be provided in the following area: Newspaper Print, Production, Website, Jounalism, Sales, Photography and Office Skills. Training will be Monday – Friday at 32 hours per week for 6 weeks beginning July 15, 2015. If interested, please contact Chandra Jarmon at or (713) 692-1892 for more information.

On tha Spot

Mission –

Providing youths with experience and knowledge is our purpose. Opening a outlet for students to have advancement into more opportunities that the world can offer with education and knowledge. With On Tha Spot! Entertainment students can gain a great deal of ideas and tools towards their futures.

On Tha Spot is an organization created for youths to build networks and interactions within media and communication. Together youths can learn multiple skills and practice running a company though interaction and gaining public views. Students gain job training, internship credits, and possible positions within the company.

Being about on our team brings more preparation in work experience, school and community involvement, leadership, skill enhancements, and teamwork.

Check Out: Who’s OnThaSpot?, News, Sports, Fashion Co., Music, In Your Towns, and more…

Be apart! Find out what happening with teens like you! Get Involved! Share Topics and Stories! In the Event and Photo section we provide photos of on-site coverage for the teens that couldn’t be apart. Check out Highlights of youths and teens around the world. All while creating jobs for youths and teens. Team and Internship Positions Available

Area Researchers

College Reporter

Event Coordinators

Fashion Editor


Local and Nationwide News Editors


Project Manager

Sports Editor

Team Leader

Video Production Team

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LaCrisha Osborne -Founder of LA Ops, LLC,, Teen Lights


October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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