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Richardson Mayor’s Internship Program kicks off in preparation for inaugural summer run
 
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A new partnership between the City of Richardson, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Richardson ISD is underway to help high school students explore careers this summer—and get paid in the process.

Together with the City of Richardson and Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Richardson ISD today announced the Richardson Mayors Intern Program.

The newly formed Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program is an aggressive outreach into the RISD community to enable 50 incoming high school seniors to receive eight weeks of paid employment at a local company or nonprofit.

“This is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with Richardson-area employers,” said Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker. “In addition to giving them work experience and helping educate them about certain types of jobs, the program will help open their eyes to the fact that there are amazing businesses right in their own backyard. Their future career path doesn’t have to lead them far away.”

The program is modeled after successful internship programs in several cities including Dallas and Plano. Since the DISD program began in 2008, more than 2,100 students at 52 schools have participated in the program. The Richardson program fits perfectly with RISD’s increased focus on career and technical education, with the Chamber’s long-term initiative of creating workforce development programs, and with the Richardson City Council’s 2017-19 Goals, Strategies and Tactics.

For RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone, this partnership demonstrates the shared commitment to student investment as the future of the Richardson area.

“Students drive everything we do in RISD,” Stone said. “It is our responsibility to provide them every opportunity we can to help them experience success in life. The city and chamber embrace that with us and we are all now positioned to give our students a head start on experiencing real life.”

The internship will involve an online application process, an all-day training class, a job fair, and further training for those chosen for employment. Though not every student who participates will receive an internship, applicants will benefit from the training class and job fair.

“The full-day Saturday class will teach invaluable skills such as interviewing and resume writing, and each student will leave with a finished resume,” Stone continued. “At the job fair, students will get the chance to participate in a series of interviews, and employers will ultimately choose who they want for their environment.”

RISD is working with the Education is Freedom Foundation to manage the program, which includes administration, marketing, and recruitment and training of students and businesses. The goal is for the program to expand and eventually be self-sustaining through corporate sponsorships. Recruitment of businesses began last month and student applications for current juniors will be available through RISD.

Internships will be available to students who live within RISD boundaries, with a limited number available to students who live in Richardson but do not attend RISD schools. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to partner including small- and mid-sized businesses who illustrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. Companies that would like to participate but are not a good match for internships can provide financial support to underwrite an intern for a nonprofit agency.

The website can be accessed at www.rmsip.org. For more information, contact Masud Shamsid-Deen, Director of Career and Technical Education, at masud.shamsid-deen@risd.org.
     
 
 
 
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