Why should I hire Wesley-Rankin students?
Students are participants in Wesley-Rankin Aspiring Professionals (WRAP), an educational training program designed to train West Dallas youth in skills needed for the professional world. Students will have completed at least two years of technical and soft-skill training in our program with rigorous requirements for attendance, punctuality, and follow-through on assignments. Training has covered topics essential to workforce professionalism including ethics & emotional intelligence, customer service, problem-solving, communication, and time management. In addition to these more general skills, students have selected a field of interest and by the summer will have spent between 50 -100 hours of training towards certifications in automotive repair or business technology. "There's no shortcut to experience." The next step for these students is to practice their training and career skills outside of the immediate Wesley-Rankin context. We believe these Aspiring Professionals are quality candidates for you.
How many hours will interns work?
The Wesley-Rankin Summer Internship program is set up for students to work between 20 and 30 hours per week. If an Employer and an intern would like to increase those hours, they are welcome to work out a mutually agreeable schedule.
When will they work?
Employers have the flexibility to provide an ideal schedule for interns. For example, some interns may work Monday-Thursday for five hours per day; others may work Monday-Friday for four hours per day.
What kind of work can I expect them to be ready for?
Interns are adaptable to most entry-level work. Tasks they have excelled in previously include:
- New client intake
- Office assistance
- Inventory management & organization
- Event support
- Line work
- New volunteer training & integration
- Data entry
How much do interns earn?
We ask that our interns are provided consistent wages of $12/hour. If this presents a problem, Wesley-Rankin would like to support you in still providing an internship opportunity for students. Please reach out to Rachel Kramer, email@example.com to discuss possible solutions.
What do we expect of employers?
We ask employers to provide meaningful work for interns that will support their professional development. Other expectations include:
- attend summer internship orientation (date TBD)
- identify a primary supervisor for the intern who will provide weekly coaching and maintain excellent communication with intern and Wesley-Rankin
- complete a mid-term and end-of-term performance evaluation of intern (20 min each)
- complete an end of summer satisfaction survey regarding employer experience
- help the intern determine the best way to represent their experience at your company on their resume at the end of the internship
What are you expecting interns to come away with at the end of summer?
There’s no better way to experience professionalism than with a hands-on approach. We hope interns will gain new skills, identify gifts and growth areas, create valuable connections, learn through exposure to new environments, and practice important workplace skills like communication and time management.
What is the process of becoming an employer?
The first step is to call or email Rachel Kramer (contact information below)! Rachel will discuss the opportunity further with you and answer any additional questions. If both parties feel it’s a good fit, we will conduct a site visit, provide a Master Relationship Agreement (MRA) to be signed, and work together to prepare a job description and other necessary information for the future intern.
Reach out to Rachel Kramer with more questions or interest in hiring a summer intern: