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Partner with Ursuline to Provide Summer Internships

Ursuline Academy of Dallas educates young women for leadership in a global society and prepares them to live as independent, creative, and unique individuals engaged in the pursuit of both knowledge and integrity. Our college-preparatory education equips young women to become effective, ethical decision-makers in our complex and rapidly evolving world.

Central to the philosophy of Ursuline Academy of Dallas is concern for the student as an individual and commitment to the education of the whole person. As part of our education, we offer the Ursuline Student Internship Program to allow students to experience personal and professional development, gain life skills and build career awareness through practical experience.

The Ursuline Student Internship Program matches students entering their senior year with Dallas area professionals willing to provide an internship placement. These young women and future leaders gain valuable insights from mentor relationships. Working in real-world settings allows rising seniors to explore a specific professional field of interest.

Each year the Ursuline Student Internship Program has grown in student participation as well as in support from professionals in the community. We strive to fulfill student requests with placements that benefit both the student and the organization. The fields of medicine, marketing, communications, architecture, business, engineering, and law are generally in high demand, but we have a very diverse and dynamic group of participants each year whose interests vary greatly.

Please consider an opportunity to give promising high school students potentially life-changing experiences by partnering with Ursuline to provide summer internships.

As an internship mentor, you/your staff would:

  • Provide the student with opportunities to apply critical thinking and gain hands-on experience and observation;
  • Offer a minimum 60 hours of unpaid work/exposure to this particular field, with completion of required hours between May 31 and August 19; (this schedule can be very flexible based on the mentor’s availability)
  • Offer student exposure to different aspects and areas of this particular field;
  • Incorporate meaningful activities/tasks to provide the student with a well-rounded understanding of the profession;
  • Maintain regular contact with the student to ensure progress and build relationship during the internship;
  • Provide a safe and appropriate work environment for the student

Thank you in advance for your support of this opportunity to help develop future leaders and give back to the community by becoming a summer internship mentor!

Jennifer Wilson
Student Internship Program Coordinator