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Hire Our Students

Work With the Future

Our diverse students will bring energy and fresh perspectives to your team. They are eager to learn about your business and explore potential career paths. Add them to your talent pipeline by inspiring them to pursue the majors and skillsets you need the most.

With our supportive program style, our team will be in contact along the way. Sharing best practices when working with our students, helping to structure their work weeks, teaching inclusive management techniques and assisting in any way.

Want to learn more?

Contact: Kris Donnelly
Professional Internship Program Director
kris.donnelly@stthomas.edu
(612) 206-6565

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Program Benefits

In addition to helping develop the professional workforce you need, your Dougherty Family College (DFC) partnership will allow you to:

  • Gain access to a pool of exceptional students earlier than other internship programs.
  • Provide your current employees with professional development opportunities: supervision, guest speaking, etc.
  • Further enhance your organization’s reputation for community involvement.

How Internships Work

  • Preparation
  • Matching
  • Support 
  • Compensation
  • Availability
  • Preparation

    All students complete a semester-long professional development course to prepare them for their internship.

    Matching

    After interviews with partners, students are matched with organizations based on their skills, interests and requirements of the internship.

    Support 

    Students and their supervisors will receive ongoing support from the director of the program and our team.

    Compensation

    Our suggested wage for interns is $16.50-18.00 per hour. The minimum is $15.

    Availability

    Students can start internships after their freshman year. During the school year, students will typically work one day per week, with more availability during January term and summer.

    Preparation

    Preparation

    All students complete a semester-long professional development course to prepare them for their internship.

    Matching

    Matching

    After interviews with partners, students are matched with organizations based on their skills, interests and requirements of the internship.

    Support 

    Support 

    Students and their supervisors will receive ongoing support from the director of the program and our team.

    Compensation

    Compensation

    Our suggested wage for interns is $16.50-18.00 per hour. The minimum is $15.

    Availability

    Availability

    Students can start internships after their freshman year. During the school year, students will typically work one day per week, with more availability during January term and summer.

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    Internship Partners

    Organizations of all shapes and sizes—large and small, corporations and non-profits—partner with us to offer students a diverse mix of industries and job experiences. These organizations include:

    Khadra Sharif Headshot DeAmonte Block Headshot

    Class of 2021

    Khadra Sharif

    “My internship at Target Headquarters has helped me develop knowledge about every department...My mentor also helped me with my agenda and journey through the day, so I understood how to navigate the workplace and what to expect from my meetings. I have a lot of knowledge!"

    Class of 2019

    DeAmonte Block

    "My internship at U.S. Bank taught me professionalism. I learned how to carry myself. I was encouraged to be myself, including how I chose to dress. I could look and act professional and still be me.... I always ask myself, ‘What do I want people to see?’ I can be myself. When you accept yourself, you have the confidence to take on new things”

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    Professionals developed just for you

    Hire our graduates

    After their internship has come to an end, you can continue to support your student intern by re-hiring them while they obtain their bachelor’s degree. You’ll also have access to the entire pool of DFC students, so you can discover all of our great talent.

    More ways to get involved

    Go beyond hiring student interns. Play a part in every stage of a student’s journey, and see their confidence grow with their success.

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    Volunteer with us

    Make a first impression by volunteering during a professional development semester. Come in for mock interviews, speak in class, network, etc.

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