L.E.G.I.T. Summer Internship Program is a program powered by United Ways of Hays & Caldwell Counties in partnership with the City of San Marcos and SMCISD. This program offers summer internships to San Marcos High School sophomore and juniors. The idea is that these students will have on-the-job training, work in a real life situation, learn job related skills, learn soft skills, and gain experience in the work force.
A student will be required to complete 140 hours of work between Monday, June 6th and Friday, August 19th. It is up to the student to meet with their program site and discuss how to schedule their hours. It is acceptable and for a site to require their student intern to work hours in a schedule they see fit. A student participating in this program is only allowed one employment position and cannot change once the internship has begun. Youth may accept additional employment outside of L.E.G.I.T. Summer Internship Program. If a participant has an additional job, he/she will need to work with their employer to make sure they can meet all job expectations.
WHAT KINDS OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT AGENCIES ARE PARTICIPATING?
Animal Shelter-City of San Marcos United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties
Main Street – City of San Marcos Hays County Food Bank
City Clerk – City of San Marcos Youth Services – City of San Marcos
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR THE L.E.G.I.T. SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
- Be a student at San Marcos High School
- Be an incoming sophomore or junior
- Have parent/guardian permission to participate
- Submit a completed application
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the Google Form or fill out a paper copy and return to the SMCISD CTE office (013.0) by May 27th. All applicants will be notificed by June 1st if they've been selected. Applying to the L.E.G.I.T Summer Internship Program doesn not guarantee you will be selected. Any applicant not chosen will be prompted with other volunteer opportunities and encouraged to reapply next year.
These are not paid internships. The goal is that students learn the skills necessary to earn gainful employment upon completion of this program
Texas’s Child Labor Laws states that it is illegal to employ a child under age 14. For children ages 14 or 15, the law states that they can work no more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours a week when school is not in session. They cannot go to work before 5 a.m. and cannot work past midnight on a day that is not followed by a school day. 14 or 15 year olds may not operate any power-driven machinery other than office machines. A child age 16 or 17 has no restrictions on the number of hours or times of day they may work.