Shreveport mayor to discuss internship program

Shreveport mayor to detail new summer intern program

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Mayor Adrian Perkins has announced the Future Leaders of Shreveport summer internship program.

This internship program will provide over one hundred area high school and college students opportunities to work in city government as well as local businesses.

The program will take place over eight weeks, beginning June 3rd and ending July 26th.

Participants, ages 17-21, will be required to work 30 hours per week. The experience is paid, high school students will earn $10 per hour and college students will earn $12 per hour.

Applicants can select their specific areas of interest from healthcare, technology, human services, accounting and more.

“This is one of the largest and most diverse internship programs in the City’s history. More importantly, it is an investment in Shreveport’s future,” Mayor Perkins said. “This public/private partnership offers local young people the opportunity to do meaningful work. It gives them experience with municipal government, and shows them how they can make a difference in their community.”

Applications will be accepted now until Apr. 15th. Students can apply here.

All candidates must go through this application process, including applicants who want to work for a local business.

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