Roughly 53 students make up this summer’s cohort, and they will begin work June 8.
A large portion of students will begin the summer working remotely, while close to seven will work on-site. Another group of students is expected to experience a combination of remote and on-site work, depending on regulations at their workplace.
A number of interns will assist with COID-19 relief efforts as part of their work with local nonprofits, according to the release.
“This year’s intern class will be trailblazers for our program,” Plano Mayor LaRosiliere said in the release. “They will have a firsthand view of how to work in a virtual workforce for top companies and nonprofits in our area.”
Interns working on-site will follow the safety requirements of their employers, including wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands.
Students began a virtual training June 3 and will continue to learn business soft skills, personal branding, team building and work readiness through June 4. The two-day session will conclude with a Q&A session with LaRosiliere.
Students will also take part in a virtual community service day June 12. Representatives from the North Texas Food Bank, NTT Data Service and FedEx will share how companies and nonprofits have responded to difficult times.