“Hire Houston Youth gave me the platform and resources I need to be successful in my future career.”

Uyiosa E., Age 19

Learn Step-By-Step Youth Registration and Hear Experiences from HHY Alumni

Follow 5 simple steps to register for the Hire Houston Youth Job Portal, and apply for employment opportunities. To apply for opportunities listed on the Hire Houston Youth portal, youth are required to register and set up their profile.

For more details, visit the Youth Registration Instructions page.

“I learned how to communicate well with others in the office environment, network with people we’ve met, and meetings, and gained overall confidence.”

Luis Moreno

Government and Municipal Experience (GAME)

In 2016, the Hire Houston Youth program offered 450 youth with internships within City of Houston (municipality) departments and divisions, organized by the City’s Human Resources team. Internships at the City of Houston and other government agencies gives young people the chance learn how local government operates, how services are provided to citizens and constituents, and places them on a pathway to public service.

All positions offer at least 8 weeks of employment during the summer.

Corporate Careers Pathway (CCP)

Hire Houston Youth brings job opportunities to you. Jobs in the corporate sector could lead to long-lasting careers in the industry. Employer partners are looking for strong and educated talent to fill their workforce pipelines and give youth a chance to “earn and learn” while testing their career of choice and applying knowledge acquired during their studies, to a job experience that contributes to our local and global economy.

Community Leadership and Innovation Pathway (CLIP)

Hire Houston Youth offers nonprofit internship that provide real-world experience into the not-for-profit (nonprofit) sector. Different from your traditional corporate positions, nonprofit organizations focus their work on social, civic, and community-based services, connecting young people to meaningful and purposeful missions.  Nonprofit interns learn about the industry, how nonprofit agencies operate, how to create partnerships, fundraising, lead programs, plan events and more.

Pre-apprentice and Apprenticeship Network (PAN)

Registered, and non-registered apprenticeships provide a method of career-placement and development that is created when businesses, community and vocational colleges, and the government form partnerships for long-term employment. Apprenticeships bring together education, economic development, and workforce development for a combined on-the-job training experience with classroom (virtual or in-person) instruction and is a way to land a long-term work opportunity while getting paid, receiving health benefits, being trained and educated, and becoming a productive member of the workforce and economy.

Student Entrepreneurship Institute

Hire Houston Youth launches the first every Student Entrepreneurship Institute in 2021!

Hire Houston Youth aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, innovation, in Houston.   With collaborations that include Div, Inc., Ion Houston, and others, our cross-sector approach will guide young people down a pathway of ideation, helping them to create businesses that address the Houston community’s technology, information, and healthcare needs while contributing to the betterment of a humane, fair, and global society.

Career and Resource Fairs

Hire Houston Youth partners with the Workforce Solutions (public workforce system), local employers, and nonprofits to deliver career and resource fairs that provide participants with access to employment opportunities, resources to eliminate barriers to employment, financial literacy training and development.

These events are open to the public and free for employers and participants. Youth MUST provide documentation proving their eligibility to work. To view a list of acceptable documents click here.



Career Awareness Survey

Research shows that Houston has a vast amount of stable, high-skill career opportunities. But, it seems that awareness about these opportunities is low; and that is why we are reaching out to you. Your response helps us measure the awareness of students in the greater Houston area about high-skill career opportunities. Additionally, your response lets us understand how to publicize information about rewarding high-skill career options to students in the future. Please click the button below and provide us your feedback in the short survey.

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