By Amy Ramos, managing director of Communications
Over 30 agencies, chambers, and organizations, 12 colleges and universities, the Governor’s office and campus2careers have come together to connect area students with local employers for internships through a new program called InternInDFW.
The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the 30+ community partners helping to spearhead InternInDFW. “A program like this is important to our members and our community” says Angela Farley, VP of Education for the Dallas Regional Chamber. “Our small businesses are looking for ways to connect with students, the future of our workforce and a competitive advantage for many employers. Through InternInDFW, we hope students will get exposure to working in a small business and employers get a lower cost, educated resource to help them grow their business.”
The InternInDFW program includes a website (www.InternInDFW.org) with best practice tools and templates to help employers develop an effective, annual internship program and a fair each semester to connect small businesses, startups, and nonprofits in the region with area students all year.
If your company is looking to build a more effective internship program, go to www.InternInDFW.org to find tools and templates, or attend InternInDFW’s Fall Internship Fair. The internship fair will take place Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Omni Park West located at 1590 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway in Dallas. For only $25, you can connect with an estimated 600 students from 12 area colleges who represent all majors and are looking for an internship with an organization like yours this Fall and beyond.