The mINiTERN Program is a partnership between companies and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) that provides students with real-world business and problem solving skills.

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Are you interested in gaining real-world work experience?

Important dates for Fall 2019 Semester

  • Aug.   5:  Applications Open
  • Aug. 28:  Applications Close
  • Aug. 30:  Offers Sent to Students
  • Sept.  3:  Deadlilne to accept offers
mINiTERN At-A-Glance

Apply to Projects

While Projects are hosted on a specific campus, any DCCCD student may apply to any project.

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Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

Team Meetings

  • Brookhaven College
  • Mondays 2:00 - 4:00

Past Projects

  • Economic impact of extreme weather
  • Using drones to improve transmission line evaluation
  • Customer strategies for reducing power usage
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KLLM Transport

Team Meetings

  • Cedar Valley College
  • Fridays 3:30 - 5:00

Past Projects

  • Using Social Media to Recuit New Drivers
  • Reducing Driver Distraction
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Fresh Food Connect

Past Projects

  • Expansion of Business to Other Cities
  • Low Carbon Transportation Options

Why should I?

  • Real World Experience
  • Professional Networking Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Build Resume Experience
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Application of Academic Studies


  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours of college level course-work
  • Must be a currently enrolled student at DCCCD (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 4-6 hours per week for the 10-week program
Ben Hetrick
Ben Hetrick
mINiTERN Participant
“The experience of working on a professional research problem and having the chance to give a professional presentation was such a great opportunity for me. The humor and straightforwardness brought to the meetings by the Sharyland staff created a welcoming environment, making it very comfortable and easy to work in.”
Dr. Jason Treadway
Strategic Initiatives

DCCCD Faculty and Staff

Interested in becoming a team advisor? Contact us today to discuss opportunities.

Benefits include: 

  • Professional Networking
  • Develop Strong Student Relationships
  • Guide Students Toward Their Career Goals