Explore Houston’s Opportunities

Virtual Job Fair at Ion Houston

Join Hire Houston Youth and the Ion Houston for the first virtual job fair collaboration. Interact with professionals and employers in the Tech industry as Houston works to build the future workforce and economy. Visit the link in the photo or click here to register.

Job Opportunities for Youth

Hire Houston Youth brings job opportunities to you. If you are a first-time applicant, please register to create your own Hire Houston Youth account to apply for jobs. If you have applied in the past or have already registered, simply log in to access your account and explore.

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 responses will help us measure the awareness of students in the greater Houston area about high-skill careers opportunities. Additionally, your responses will help us understand how to better 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.

Private and public internships

Hire Houston Youth offers youth ages 16 to 24 internship and job opportunities in the public and private sectors throughout the Houston area. All positions offer at least 7 weeks of employment, and employers are asked to compensate youth at least $9.00 an hour. Most opportunities begin June 22, 2020 and end August 13, 2020 (estimated dates). The application will open February 10, 2020 and will close April 8, 2020 for City of Houston positions and June 5, 2020 for both Nonprofit companies and private corporations. However, keep an eye on our website, as additional opportunities and supports will appear when available throughout the year.

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Jobs and Resource Fairs

Hire Houston Youth, in partnership with the McDonald’s Owners/Operators Association of Greater Houston, hosts various hiring events open to all youth ages 16 and up. These events are open to the public and do not require applicants to pre-register or be pre-screened. To view the list of fairs click here.

Youth MUST bring documents to prove their eligibility to work. To view a list of acceptable documents click here.


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“It was not just about the money…but I learned how to take orders, follow instructions, be ready, be on time, and put in a full day’s work for a full day’s pay.”

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Frequently asked questions

Success stories


Uyiosa Elegon

Age 19

This summer, I was allowed to use what I learned in marketing classes to highlight youth in the program through social media. I am so privileged to have carried out that project with the guidance of committed mentors in the Mayor’s Office of Education. Hire Houston Youth gave me the platform and resources I need to be successful in my future career.


Megan Steckley


Zach’s work in our office made it possible for us to distribute hundreds of computers to Houston area families without computers at home this fall. We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program and meet great students like Zach who added so much value to our organization this summer. We can’t wait to meet next year’s interns!