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DALLAS MAYOR'S INTERN FELLOWS PROGRAM
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
SPONSOR AN INTERN FELLOW!
Provide a life-changing experience to a Dallas public high school student and invest in Dallas’ future workforce by sponsoring an intern fellow at your workplace or a local nonprofit this summer.
Educators agree – one of the most powerful ways for students to make the connection between a college education and great career is to gain exposure to a professional workplace. The Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program has become a national model for its pioneering work in providing paid summer internships to eligible Dallas public high school students, many who will be the first in their families to attend college.
Since its founding, the program has been endorsed by Dallas mayors and City Council members, Dallas ISD and Uplift Education leaders, plus Fortune 100 companies, successful small businesses and top nonprofits.
Employers widely praise the program. Intern fellows – who come in well-trained and motivated -- are providing tremendous value and injecting a young, fresh perspective into the workplace. So impressed are employers, they often hire these young people to work through their high school years and during college breaks.
Employers have several options for participating in this powerful program:
Businesses and organizations of every size – from small firms and mid-sized businesses to corporate headquarters – are encouraged to provide a paid internship for at least one intern fellow from June 12 to August 4, 2017. Internships, which may run 20 to 40 hours per week and pay a minimum of $9 per hour, should provide a real-life experience in the workplace where the student performs meaningful work assignments, shadows executives, observes company operations, and has personal contact with managers and executives regarding future career avenues in the industry.
Businesses and organizations also can underwrite an intern fellow to work at a participating local nonprofit from June 12 to August 4, 2017. This is a wonderful option for organizations unable to host an intern fellow at their place of business or for those who would also like to support a local nonprofit. Businesses and organizations can even choose the nonprofit, if they like from a list of over 100 MIFP participating nonprofits.
Become a Program Sponsor.
To provide additional support of the internship program, there are several Program Sponsorships available. Currently the program is looking for sponsors to underwrite work-readiness trainings, intern mentoring and special student enrichment programs. Program Sponsorships begin at $5,000.
The deadline for signing up to sponsor an intern is March 18, 2017.
For more information on sponsoring an intern or becoming a program sponsor, please contact Angela Shellene with The Reeds PRC, email@example.com or 214-871-0783.
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DALLAS MAYOR'S INTERN FELLOWS PROGRAM
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF INTERN
SPONSORING AN INTERN FELLOW AT YOUR WORKPLACE
SIGN-UP TO SPONSOR AN INTERN AT YOUR WORKPLACE
Provide an eight-week paid summer internship at your business/organization for an intern fellow for 20 to 40 hours weekly from June 12 to August 4, 2017
Provide meaningful work that will allow the intern fellow to observe your organization, job shadow executives, have one-on-one conversations with managers and executives about college and career aspects in the industry.
Place the intern fellow on your organization’s payroll and pay them a minimum rate of $9 per hour
Organizations have the option of utilizing an MIFP staffing agency partner to handle payroll if needed; please call 214-871-0783 for more details.
Pay a program fee of $500 per intern fellow
Program fee covers intern fellow’s participation in full day Work-Readiness Workshop, Job Fair, three days of Leadership Development Workshops, Community Service Day and provides intern with a two-week bus pass.
*Program fees are due by April 15, 2017
Attend the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program Job Fair on Friday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
Employers will have the opportunity to interview students who they have pre-selected from the online student resume portal. If desired, MIFP is able to help select intern fellows for employers who are unable to attend the Job Fair.
Join the Mayor of Dallas along with your intern fellow at the 2017 Intern Fellows Program Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at the Omni Dallas Hotel
Table sponsorships start at $1,500 and individual tickets are $125. Employers are responsible for purchasing a luncheon ticket for their intern fellow to attend with them.
SPONSORING AN INTERN FELLOW AT A LOCAL NONPROFIT
SIGN-UP TO SPONSOR AN INTERN AT A LOCAL NONPROFIT
Commit to underwrite an eight-week paid summer internship for 20 to 40 hours weekly at a local Dallas nonprofit for an intern fellow from June 12 to August 4, 2017
Decide on the number of weekly hours your organization would like to underwrite the intern fellow to work at the nonprofit
20 hours per week for 8 weeks = cost commitment of $2,515
30 hours per week for 8 weeks = cost commitment of $3,475
40 hours per week for 8 weeks = cost commitment of $4,340
*Costs above include the intern fellow’s $9 hourly pay, payroll and administrative costs associated with putting intern fellow on the nonprofit’s payroll, a $500 per intern fellow program fee, and luncheon ticket for the intern fellow and one nonprofit representative.
Select the nonprofit your organization would like to supportOrganizations sponsoring intern fellows to work at Dallas nonprofits will be contacted upon the submittal of your Commitment Form to determine your preference of nonprofit, if any. A list of nonprofits that have applied and are awaiting sponsorship will be provided. After a nonprofit is selected, companies will be provided with an invoice.
*Invoice payments are due by April 15, 2017
Join the Mayor of Dallas along with your sponsored intern and nonprofit representative at the 2017 Intern Fellows Program Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at the Omni Dallas HotelTable sponsorships start at $1,500 and individual tickets are $125. Sponsoring organizations will be seated with their sponsored intern fellow and nonprofit representative.
Invoices will be sent via email for program fees, luncheon tables and tickets as well as intern payroll where applicable.
Please submit your commitment form no later than March 18, 2017.
For more information contact Angela Shellene (firstname.lastname@example.org
) at The Reeds PRC at 214-871-0783.