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2024 Ambassador Summer Internship Program

Job Summary

The Ambassador Summer Internship Program is an internship program for currently-enrolled college students sponsored by the City of San Antonio. The program exposes students to professional opportunities and innovative career paths through paid internships, peer-to-peer networking sessions, and community service projects. Program participants are placed with government entities, non-profit agencies, and private organizations to gain experience in high-demand occupations in an effort to attract San Antonio's graduating professionals to career opportunities within the local community.

Participation in this program is not employment with the City of San Antonio.

Work locations will vary based on employer partner opportunities.


The Ambassador Summer Internship Program was launched in the summer of 2004 through an initiative presented by then-District 7 Councilman Julián Castro. The program received the Texas Workforce Innovation Award in 2005.  Ambassador Interns are enrolled in colleges and universities throughout San Antonio and the country. Students are placed in internship positions in governmental, non-profit, and for-profit entities to provide meaningful "on the job" experience for interns.

Essential Job Functions


  • Explore private, Non-Profit, and government jobs by working for one of our employer partners for 30 hours per week over an eight-week period from June 17 through August 8, 2024.
  • Gain technical and professional experience.
  • Build social/professional networks with employers and peers.
  • Participate in peer-to-peer sessions and community-based learning.

Job Requirements

To apply for an Ambassador Internship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must have completed at least one full year (two semesters) of college.
  • Must be currently enrolled in college.
  • Must be a San Antonio high school graduate or enrolled in a college/university in San Antonio.
  • Must be a permanent resident of San Antonio (special provisions will be made for anyone experiencing unstable housing and meet City of San Antonio criteria).
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).

Experience cannot be substituted for any of the program requirements.


Candidates must submit the following attachments as part of the online application:

  • College transcripts showing completion of two (2) full semesters and a GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Proof of San Antonio residence* (For example, a copy of a utility bill, mortgage/lease, or driver’s license).
  • Current Resume.

*If you have questions about what qualifies as acceptable proof of residency, please contact


Final deadline: March 10, 2024

  • Students will be accepted based on employer availability.


  • Applicants selected for this position will not be considered or hired as City of San Antonio employees. Instead, they will be considered contracted interns with their assigned employer partner(s).
  • Applicants selected to participate in the City of San Antonio Ambassador Summer Internship Program must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.