OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICIPATING NONPROFITS
The Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program has garnered national acclaim for its partnership with corporate and nonprofit organizations providing meaningful employment opportunities to promising Dallas public high school students. Knowing that the nonprofit sector contributes greatly to our city’s success, many of the companies participating in the Mayor's Intern Fellows Program elect to sponsor an intern fellow at an area nonprofit.
We are inviting your organization to host an intern fellow whose payroll and program fee will be underwritten by one of these participating companies. However, please note that intern placement will depend upon the number of sponsors agreeing to underwrite internships.
Internships at nonprofits should provide a real-life experience in the workplace where the student performs meaningful work assignments, shadows executives, observes organization operations, and has personal contact with managers and executives regarding future career avenues in the nonprofit industry.
To participate please complete the Nonprofit Application Form no later than January 31, 2019. You will be notified by March 7, 2019 if there has been a sponsor identified to underwrite the internship at your organization. For those nonprofits wanting to sponsor and pay for their own intern, please fill out the Internship Partner Form.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF YOUR COMMITMENT:
Agree to host an intern fellow at your organization this summer for 20 hours per week from June 10 to August 2, 2019.
Participating nonprofits will be required to provide a description/mission of your nonprofit. A brief job description and the physical location of the internship will also need to be provided on the application.
Attend the Mayor's Intern Fellows Program Job Fair on Monday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas to interview potential intern candidates.
Intern candidates may be pre-screened by each nonprofit through the program's online scholar resume data base.
Place the intern fellow on your organization's payroll and pay the intern the recommended minimum rate of $10 per hour.
Participating nonprofits will be issued a one time grant check from the Mayor's Intern Fellows Program from The Dallas Foundation incorporating the recommended minimum $10 per hour plus an additional $1.40 per hour for the term of the internship. The additional $1.40 should cover any and all payroll administration and onboarding costs incurred by the nonprofit.
Join Mayor Rawlings along with your summer intern fellow at the 2019 Intern Fellows Program Celebration Luncheon on Friday, July 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Participating nonprofits will receive two tickets to the luncheon to be used by the intern fellow and their supervisor. Additional tickets to the luncheon may be purchased at the nonprofit ticket price of $95 each.