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Internship Program Fall 2014 Semester

Fall 2014 Semester
The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) is selecting students to learn about the Chamber’s work in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Member Services, and Member Engagement. This internship program aligns with the Chamber’s strategic plan by investing in the community’s future workforce and helping them become job-ready upon graduation. Students will be provided the opportunity to work with a diverse group of experienced staff members in a fast-paced, challenging environment.

Organization Profile
Since 1909, the Dallas Regional Chamber is a non-profit membership organization committed to increasing economic prosperity and improving quality of life throughout the region. Its membership consists of approximately 2,100 businesses across twelve counties employing half a million individuals. The DRC is driven by a Board of Directors comprised of more than 100 business and community leaders, and supported by over 30 councils and committees made up of more than 600 volunteer leaders. The Chamber empowers members to build relationships, emerge as leaders and drive meaningful change which positively impacts the regional business community. We are deeply invested in strengthening the region and its vibrant business community.

Internship Positions
  • Education Intern – The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about the research, projects, events, and programs the Chamber conducts related to education (potentially including the Future Focus summer camp for high school students).
  • Economic Development Intern – The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about the Chamber’s programs pertinent to economic development.
  • Member Services Intern – The Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to identify, research, and prepare Member Service proposals.
  • Member Engagement/Events Intern – The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about the planning and executing of various programs and events at the Chamber including the operation of the four leadership programs of the DRC.
Program Description
The internship program takes place at the DRC’s office located in downtown at 500 North Akard Street, Suite 2600, Dallas, Texas 75201. The program is entirely voluntary and there will be no compensation paid for interns.

Eligible interns will obtain course credit for the program and must be available 1015 hours per week during the applicable school semester.

The internship position start date begins September 1, 2014 and the end date is December 5, 2014.

Eligible candidates to the Internship Program will have a strong interest in one or more of the Chamber’s programs of work. To gain the most from the learning opportunity afforded by the Program, interns must have an aptitude for detail, multi-tasking, prioritization and learning in a team-oriented environment.

Eligible candidates must be undergraduate students or graduate students, either of whom must use the program to receive college credit.

This Internship Program is a training program for students in the DRC community. As such, this program is an unpaid learning opportunity for students seeking college credit. Parking will be reimbursed.

Application Instructions
If you are interested in applying for this volunteer internship opportunity, please submit cover letter, resume, and link to samples of work to Dexter Freeman, Internship Program Coordinator, at dfreeman@dallaschamber.org with the subject heading “Intern Application.” Please be prepared to provide a writing sample upon request (where applicable). No phone calls please. The Dallas Regional Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information about the Dallas Regional Chamber, visit:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dallaschamber
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DRChamber
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/DallasChamber 
Blog: http://dallaschamberblog.org/

Check out the DRC Internship experience on YouTube! -  http://youtu.be/xouvYE5zrNk