“If you believe our youth must be prepared to succeed at college and in the workplace, please join me in support of a powerful way for students to make the connection between a good education and a great career – the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program.”
-- Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
Mayor Rawlings is now actively recruiting businesses for Summer 2014!
Imagine being 17 and given the opportunity to spend a summer working in coveted positions, soaking up real-world knowledge and eye-opening experiences at Dallas’ top corporations, nonprofits and professional firms. That’s what the Mayor’s Intern Fellows program offers.
Since its launch in 2008, 748 Dallas ISD and public charter high school students have participated in eight-week paid summer internships made possible by hundreds of businesses and nonprofits that invested in Dallas youth.
Modeled after the White House Fellow program, these young interns have shadowed surgeons in the operating room, experienced ad campaign launches, learned about the banking industry, and discovered how Dallas’ top nonprofits are affecting change in our community.
Facilitated by Dallas nonprofit Education is Freedom, the Mayor’s Intern Fellows program goes beyond a summer job. It provides exemplary professional training in resume building, interviewing, corporate climate and communication, professional image, financial literacy and career choices. At the program’s conclusion on August 8, Mayor Rawlings hosts a celebratory luncheon saluting employers and honoring intern fellows.
Join Mayor Rawlings in sowing the seeds for workforce growth and development by committing your company to at least one intern for Summer 2014!