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Internships

Each summer, the Dallas Regional Chamber hosts undergraduate college and university students to participate in an active Internship program. The program aligns closely with the DRC’s strategic plan, investing in the emerging workforce and mentoring students to become job-ready upon graduation. Students are provided the opportunity to work with a diverse group of experienced staff and DRC members in a fast-paced, challenging environment.

The Summer 2017 Internship will begin on June 1, 2017, and end in early August.

Internship Program Activities

Intern Weekly Meeting

Each week the Interns meet as a group with the Internship Program Director to update each other on current projects and work on the group project.

Cohort Project

During the Intern Orientation Meeting, the interns select a topic for their summer long cohort project. The theme and execution of the cohort project is in entirely in the hands of the interns, with guidance from the Intern Program Director. At the end of the Internship, interns present the project to the DRC staff and invited guests. Check out the Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 projects.

Informational Interviews

During the semester, interns have the opportunity to meet with a member of the DRC that sparks their interest for a potential career. This is a time for the Intern to have the opportunity to ask questions, gain insight, and connect with industry leaders outside of the DRC staff.

Lunch N’ Learns

Each week, we host an exclusive Lunch n’ Learn for our Interns, featuring one of our Executive Team members. The member will present on a topic relevant to students such as Sales Tactics, Customer Service, Civic Engagement, and Personal Branding.

Focus Trips

At least once a summer, Interns will venture out to one of the DRC’s member organizations for an afternoon. This is a time for the interns to break away from the office and see first-hand the hard work of the DRC member organizations. Past trips have included The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and D Magazine/Dallas Innovates.

Social Activities

At the beginning and end of the semester, there is an opportunity for Interns to come together in a social setting and celebrate their hard work! It might be going to lunch, bowling, or a baseball game; providing opportunities for Interns to bond together is a priority.

Internship Positions

  • Communications Intern – Learn about the DRC’s public relations, marketing, social media, and other other strategic communications.
  • Education Intern – Get hands-on experience by learning about the research, projects, events, and programs the DRC conducts related to education.
  • Economic Development Intern – Get the opportunity to learn about the DRC’s programs pertinent to economic development.
  • Innovation and Research Intern – Grow your knowledge of data and research, while learning from Dallas’ top community researchers.
  • Member Services Intern – Work directly with DRC Members, learning about customer service, networking, and customer proposals.
  • Member Engagement/Events Intern – Learn about the planning and executing of various programs and events at the DRC, including the operation of the five leadership programs of the DRC.

Qualifications

Eligible candidates will have a strong interest in the DRC’s work, particularly in an available Intern position. 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 currently pursuing a degree from a college or university and available to work in Dallas, Texas, for the entirety of the Internship.

Interns are asked to work between 10-20/hours per week during the Internship.

Salary

The DRC Internship Program is a mentoring experience for students, as such this program is an unpaid learning opportunity. Students may seek college credit for their Internship. Parking or DART transportation and occasional meals will be provided.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer internship opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, and any applicable links to samples of work to Elizabeth Caudill, Internship Program Director, at ecaudill@dallaschamber.org with the subject heading “Internship Application.” The Dallas Regional Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Timeline for the Summer 2017 Internship Program

March 10, 2017 – Applications Due

March 20 – 24, 2017 – Phone Interviews

April 3 – 14, 2017 – Final Interviews

April 28, 2017 – Selection Notification

 

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