As the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program approaches its 13 th year, I am excited to embrace its mission and look forward to continuing the tradition during my tenure.
As a Dallas native who grew up in West Dallas and Oak Cliff, I strongly believe that education and workforce development are crucial to help our city grow its economic vibrancy and to improve the well-being of all Dallas residents.
What pleases me most about the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program is that it prepares our young people to become active and successful members of our city’s workforce by teaching them much-needed skills so they are career-ready before they have even finished high school.
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 training; a high-energy, competitive Job Fair; and all-important lessons about giving back to your community.
My deepest thanks go out to the businesses and nonprofits that are opening doors, providing powerful connections, and introducing new skills to these exceptional teens. This investment is especially meaningful knowing that many of these young people will be the first in their families to
I hope you will join me for the 2020 installment of the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. I look forward to your continued support as we collectively grow this extraordinary program.