In partnership with Education to Employment Partners, the City of Corpus Christi is proud to offer the Emerging Professionals Internship Program. It is a year-long program designed for high school students with an interest in the following high demand careers.

COHORT #1 - September 2019

COHORT #2 - January 2020


  1. Students register for the program in the spring semester of their junior year of high school.
  2. Students participate in a 6 week, 2 hours per day summer training for professional workplace essential skills development. Students will also have an opportunity to complete a Del Mar course for this.
  3. Students that successfully complete the summer training will interview with your department for an internship for their senior year of high school.
  4. If accepted, students will go to high school for a portion of the day and be released to go to work at their internship for three hours each day.
  5. Students will work for your department 15 hours per week between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
  6. Students will be working under your mentorship from September through May (8 months)

We need your department to provide projects that fit the following criteria:

  • Be committed to partnering with HR to develop a workforce for in-demand professional careers as per below:

    – General or Operations Management
    – Human Resources
    – Training & Development
    – Payroll
    – AdministrationLegal
    – Legal Assistants
    – Legal Secretary
    – ComplianceSTEM
    – Engineering
    – Accounting
    – Information Technology
  • Provide real work and leadership for the high school students
  • Provide $10/hour compensation
    • About $6,000 annual commitment
  • Provide 15 hours per week of mentorship and guidance
    • Must be between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Provide access to the position from September through May
    • Annually for about 8 months


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For More information and to apply to be a host department contact us:

The City of Corpus Christi Learning Institute
Human Resources Department