11th Grade Stars Gain Real-World Experience During Internship Week

The Class of 2025 started the month of February with a unique experience. This year, over 120 juniors spent the week at more than 40 sites with companies and organizations all over Austin during junior internship week. The junior internship program involves a weeklong internship for students to experience and learn more about potential STEM career options.

Our Star students take on a real-world project or task that helps make the experience as interns as authentic as possible. The program is one of the most influential the Ann Richards School offers its students because it allows students to figure out what they might like or even dislike as a potential career choice. Learning more about career options helps direct our Stars when they are seniors to find the right college fit so they will graduate with a degree in a field they want to pursue.

Before junior internship week, the juniors prepare by learning professional skills in their STARS class, like resume writing, proper interview skills, office attire and etiquette, and professional presentation skills. From there, internship partners participate in a day of interviews on campus. Students from the junior class select their top organizations of interest and put their interview skills to the test, answering questions about the potential projects they’ll work on during internship week.

Thanks to your support of the Ann Richards School Foundation, internship week is a life-changing experience for the Stars so they gain leadership skills in areas and careers where women are traditionally underrepresented.

Thank you to our 2024 Junior Internship Week Partners

AISD Department of Communication and Community Engagement
AISD Office of Innovation and Development
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Austin Partners in Education
Balderas Family Medicine
Dell Seton Medical Center at UT
Dell Technologies
DPR Construction
Eastside Athletic Trainers
ECPR Texas
FGM Architects
Hanger Clinic
Juice Consulting
K Friese & Associates
Kendra Scott
Manchaca Village Veterinary Care
Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin
Nantz Orthodontics
NXP Semiconductors
O’Connell Robertson
People’s Rx Compounding Center
Pump Studios
Rialto Studio
Rogers O’Brien
South Austin Senior Recreation Center
Surveying and Mapping LLC
Ten Eyck Landscape Architecture
Texas Department of Family Protective Services
Texas Fertility Center
Texas Department of Transportation – Bridge
Texas Department of Transportation – Creative Services
Texas Department of Transportation – Design
Texas Department of Transportation – Materials and Tests
Texas Department of Transportation – Traffic Safety
Web Media Group

Internship Interviews

Internship Week

Juice Consulting

BB Imaging

AISD Department of Communication and Community Engagement

Manchaca Village Veterinary Clinic

Dell Seton Medical Center


Hanger Clinic

Kendra Scott

Mother’s Milk Bank

Texas Fertility Center


Pump Studios