Summer Hire Internship Program

Our Summer Hire Internship Program (S.H.I.P.) provides college and vocational school students with 8 weeks of mentoring, career counseling, and on-the-job training during the summer. Students also receive 12 months of follow-up career counseling.

Upon completion of the summer component, the City of Texas City will pay $4,000 for educational training to the institution in which the student is enrolled.  The student will also receive a weekly lunch stipend during the summer component.

The Community Development Department funds S.H.I.P. participants from income eligible households Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program (CDBG) funds.  

CDBG funded students must be Texas City residents. Verification of income and residency will be done at the time of application.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AT 409-643-5730 OR COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT@TEXASCITYTX.GOV.


  1. Community Development Director Titilayo Smith

    Titilayo Smith

    Director of Community Development and Grants Administration

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    Patricia Mata

    Community Development & Grants Administration Program Coordinator