Founding Sponsor City of Dallas Presenting Sponsor Bank of America

Program Quotes

CIVITAS CAPITAL GROUP
Mentorship and training are important factors to the success and rapid growth of Civitas. Through the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program, we had the unique opportunity to work with the future generation of business leaders earlier than most, and we could not be more pleased with the outcome or experience. The caliber of students was beyond impressive. Our interns reflected the polish, intelligence and confidence of much more experienced employees. I hope they departed enlightened, educated and equipped for a promising future – I can’t wait until they intern again as college students.

Drexell Owusu
Managing Director and Chief of Staff
Civitas Capital Group



PARKLAND HEALTH & HOSPITAL
Parkland participates in the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program with an increasing number of interns each summer from diverse Dallas-area high schools. Students work on a variety of clinical and non-clinical projects system-wide that can serve as building blocks for future careers in healthcare, including clinical education videos, social media recruitment efforts, database development, IT support, HR process improvements and more. The energy, perspective and hard work they put into the program is refreshing and invigorating for staff and patients. The MIFP helps us cultivate and inspire new healthcare workers to carry on Parkland’s mission of serving Dallas County for years to come.

Paul Rumsey, MDE, MS
Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
Parkland Health & Hospital System



DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER
The Dallas Regional Chamber is proud to host a Mayor’s Intern Fellow every year! The MIFP provides the opportunity for high school students to learn workforce skills, be exposed to various careers and find key mentors. At the DRC, our intern participates in the same intern projects and events as our undergraduate college interns with support from the Internship Program Director. Though this could be a daunting experience for a high school student, our Mayor’s Interns always excel with college-level projects. Each summer we are impressed by the dedication, professionalism and thoughtfulness our interns bring to our office.

Elizabeth Caudill
Internship Program Director
Dallas Regional Chamber


Dear Friends,

Since becoming Mayor I am absolutely convinced that by making an investment in the education of our youth we are indeed making an investment in Dallas and our future workforce. If you too 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.

Modeled after the prestigious White House Fellows program, the Mayor's Intern Fellows Program is an eight-week, paid summer internship program providing Dallas public high school students with job opportunities in industries and areas where they have expressed interest. In addition to real life work experiences, the program exposes students to extensive, exemplary training; a high-energy, competitive Job Fair; and all-important lessons about giving back to your community.

Please join me in sowing the seeds for our future workforce and securing Dallas' success for tomorrow by participating in the 2018 Intern Fellows Program.

Most gratefully,

Michael S. Rawlings
Mayor of Dallas