Junior Civic Academy

Are you a teen interested in a career in local government? Would you like to enhance your resume with an internship? Apply now to join the DeSoto Junior Civic Academy! The DeSoto JCA is a new 11-week program designed to expose high school juniors and seniors to the inner workings of our local government. Completion of this program offers benefits such as community service hour credit, internships in the municipal government and possible job opportunities after high school graduation. Parents are encouraged to attend too.

 Join and learn about:
  • City Administration
  • City Council
  • Economic Development
  • Finance & Budget
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Library
  • Municipal Court
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Police, Fire Rescue & EMS
  • Public Health
  • Public Utilities
  • Public Works
  • Regional Dispatch 911
Applications are due by Friday July 14, 2017. Sessions begin August 17, 2017. One session per week - 5:45-8:30 PM. Sessions are hosted at Town Center and other city facilities. Dinner is provided.

Download the application here, fill it out and email it to JCA@desototexas.gov along with the Minor Participant Release, signed by a parent or legal guardian. 
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Notification of acceptance will be made by July 31, 2017. 

*Please note: reliable transportation is required for this program.
Junior Civic Academy