This is an excellent opportunity for Clark County High School Sophomores thru Seniors to learn about business. The interest form is now available online. The official application goes up on the website in January 2014.
Founded in 1996, the Summer Business Institute represents a collaborative effort between the Clark County Human Resources Department, Clark County School District, UNLV and the local business community. The focus of the program is to give youth opportunities to experience a corporate environment from working inside. The Summer Business Institute features an eight-week internship, which includes business mentoring, life skills training, financial management and a civic engagement project.
The program is designed for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students are required to complete an online application, provide a high school transcript, a high school statement and (2) letters of recommendations. Online applications for the 2013 internship closed on Monday, February 11, 2013. Qualifying students will be interviewed during Spring break 2013. The program generates hundreds of applications and interest annually. The students benefit from both on-the-job experience and workshops.
The workweek is divided into two parts. The first four days of each workweek the students will perform on-the-job training at their job sites, where a supervisor provides them with meaningful projects. On Fridays, the students participate in workshops designed to complement what they learn on the job. The weekly workshops are a critical component, where students gain insight into future career paths, as well as receive information regarding entrepreneurial opportunities. The workshops are designed to focus on financial management and life skills training.
The curricula were designed by The National Endowment For Financial Education in partnership with Cooperative Extension Systems, America’s Credit Union and UNLV. The workshops are taught by professional instructors complemented by invited guest speakers. As part of giving back to the community, each year the SBI interns are asked to participate in a civic engagement project. The interns have always taken these projects to a higher level of giving each year.
Application deadline is February 28th.
Clark County is accepting on-line applications for the summer 2014 Summer Business Institute – a summer paid internship program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The SBI paid internship is eight (8) weeks in duration. The program will begin on June 16, 2014 and will end on August 7, 2014. Please apply only if you are committed to participating for the full eight weeks.
Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average and must be a current high school sophomore, junior or senior at the time of application.
NOTE: Students interested in this position MUST submit an on-line application at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov, no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date.
Also students MUST attach to their application, fax or deliver the following four (4) documents:
1) Most recent school transcript listing all the grades you have earned while attending high school.
2) Two (2) current (dated within the last two months) letters of recommendation from a non-family teacher, school administrator, religious leader, employer, etc. The letters must be on letterhead and/or have the signature of the person providing the recommendation.
3) A current signed and dated statement from the school principal, counselor or dean indicating that the student is in good standing and recommending the student for participation in the SBI program. Please note that this statement is in addition to the letters required above.
All required documents must be attached to the application, or faxed to (702) 868-2504 attention Kaveida Allen. Documents may also be hand carried or mailed to the Human Resources Office at the Clark County Government Center. Required documents must be attached or received before 5:00 PM (PST) on the closing date listed on this announcement.