High school interns prep to get to work

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June 05, 2018
Twenty-five Richardson students will start their new job June 18 as inaugural participants in the new Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program.
 
The program is a cooperative effort of the City of Richardson, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Richardson Independent School District. It is modeled after the White House Fellows program.
 
Students will work from 20-40 hours a week for about $9 per hour.
 
Host companies include both small and large businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies. Sponsors include President’s Club members BB&T and Atmos Energy and the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.
 
“At one time, all of us were job applicants with no experience,” said Mayor Paul Voelker. “This program helps to add practical experience to the resume of our local students at a time when they are making decisions about potential career paths. It is also an opportunity to grow our own and build the pipeline of quality employees that will keep Richardson vibrant.”
 
Before reporting to work, the interns will participate in an 8-hour workforce readiness program.
 
Host locations are:
Alliance Architects, Inc.
Applied Concepts, Inc.
BRY-JO Roofing and Remodeling
City of Richardson
Dallas Chinese Community Center
Durkin Properties LLC
Johnny Lee CPA
Network of Community Ministries (sponsor Atmos)
PAJ, Inc.
Richardson Chamber of Commerce (sponsor Charles Eisemann)
Richardson ISD
Speedpro Imaging Richardson
The University of Texas at Dallas
 
The program is designed and implemented by nonprofit Education is Freedom. For more information, visit www.rmsip.org.
Contact:
Kim Quirk, Leadership Richardson
(972) 792-2809