The mINiTERN Program began in Spring 2015 with a partnership between Dallas College and Hunt Consolidated and has run projects every semester since. The program has been run successfully in large and small organizations and is appropriate for any business or organization.
About the mINiTERN Program & Application
The mINiTERN program provides real-word business experience and skills to students in a 10-week program where students, working with a team advisor, act as a consulting team to evaluate a company or industry issue. Students interact weekly sharing project plans, questions and findings with host company employees. Project teams present their analysis and strategic recommendations to the host company through a formal end-of-project presentation.
- Must have completed at least 15 credit hours of college-level course work
- Must be a currently enrolled student at Dallas College (not applicable during summer)
- Have a strong desire to gain professional skills and experience
- Must be available to attend all team meetings (see project list)
- Understand that time commitment is four to six hours per week for the 10-week program
While projects are hosted/run on specific campuses, any Dallas College student may apply to any project. Faculty or staff act as team advisors to the project teams and as a liaison with the company partner. Successful participants from prior semesters also act as mentors for the student project team. Projects are designed to run within the semester and end prior to finals week.
For specific information on current opportunities, see the Upcoming Projects section on home page.
mINiTERN Sample Calendar
| Date|| Location||Meeting Type||Time||Deliverables|
|Week 0||Campus||Student Kickoff/Program Orient||Afternoon/2 hours||Case Study PP|
|Week 1||Company Site||Company/Project Kickoff||Afternoon/1.5 hours||Company Questions|
|Week 2||Campus/Conf Call||Project Meeting||Afternoon/2 hours||Intro PowerPoint|
|Week 3||Campus/Conf Call||Project Meeting||Afternoon/2 hours||PowerPoint v2|
|Week 4||Company Site||Project Meeting/ Presentation Training||Afternoon/2.5 hours|| |
|Week 5||Campus/Conf Call||Project Meeting||Afternoon/2 hours||PowerPoint v3|
|Week 6||Company Site||Project Meeting/Checkpoint||Afternoon/2 hours||Summary of Recommend|
|Week 7||Campus/Conf Call||Project Meeting||Afternoon/2 hours||PowerPoint v4|
|Week 8||Company Site||Project Meeting/Presentation Review||Afternoon/2 hours||PowerPoint v5|
|Week 9||Campus/Conf Call||Project Meeting||Afternoon/2 hours||PowerPoint v6|
|Week 10||Company Site||Final Presentations||Afternoon/2.5 hours|| PowerPoint v.Final|