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Summer Opportunities

Duke university will be offering its reputable summer session for high school students agian this year: Jul 7-Aug 2, 2019.
This is not a free program
Applications are due by April 15, 2019
For complete information and to apply, see the following link:
Program details are:
  • Ladders for Leaders (LFL) pursues partnerships with businesses locally to place students in an internship where they will gain insight into and learn valuable skills that are directly relevant to the operation of the business
  • LFL will review high school students' applications
  • LFL will host a job-readiness training for selected interns
  • Selected interns will be paired with our business partners based on the intern's career interests
  • Internships will take place over a six-week duration in the summer (June 10, 2019-July 19, 2019)
  • Interns will be compensated at $9.00/hour for 20 hours/week
  • LFL will collect a performance review from the partners for each intern at the end of the program
The participant requirements for students are as follows:
  • Must be a resident of Williamson County
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 18
  • Must be currently enrolled in high school
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must attend a job-readiness training on May 4, 2019
  • Must be responsible for transportation to and from the worksite
Program deadlines and important dates:
  • Student application deadline:  March 15, 2019
  • Internship notifications to selected students:  April 15, 2019
  • Job-readiness training date:  May 4, 2019
  • Internships take place:  June 10, 2019 to July 19, 2019 (some businesses have indicated they can be flexible with times and dates)
For even more details, please see the website: