The Student Internship Program offers rising seniors the opportunity to gain real-world experiences in the workplace through exposure to a field of their interest paired with the guidance of a mentor. Participants acquire personal developmental growth, career awareness, and a better understanding of a professional workplace environment through a 60-hour minimum placement.
Mentors provide opportunities to apply critical thinking and to gain hands-on experience and observation in a particular field. The internship should incorporate meaningful activities to provide the student with a well-rounded understanding of the profession. Student work is unpaid, and required hours must be completed between June 1 and August 15.
We encourage businesses of all types to submit an application for consideration. Our applicants are diverse in their interests and the candidate pool differs each year. Currently there is a high demand for STEM internships, including computer science, engineering, programming and coding. Other areas of interest range widely from medicine and communications to psychology to criminology.
Previous internship locations have included: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Fujitsu, Dallas County Public Works, Front Porch Marketing, Lee Financial Corporation, and the David Nathan Meyerson Foundation.
“I had the opportunity to observe a cardiac conduit replacement at Children’s Health. It was amazing to watch, and while I was there, I realized I wanted to be an OR nurse. This internship gave me great insight into what working in a hospital entails. I experienced all different kinds of jobs in a hospital.”
Class of 2017