CHAMBER CONNECT SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
The Summer Internship Program will allow employees the valuable work experiences they need to become successful in the future workforce in Lamar County.
The program will also be unique in the way that we will seek out employment for interns with disabilities. We believe there is a place in our community for all that want to work but may not have had the opportunity to learn what it takes.
The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for responses of commitment or interest.
Participating partners will be promoted by the Chamber of Commerce at every opportunity we get and we are very excited to be partnering with Paris Junior College and Texas A & M Commerce- School of Social Work in this new project.
If you have any questions regarding the Summer Internship Program, please contact Paul Allen at 903-784-2501.
CURRENT COMMITMENTS/INTERESTS TO THE CHAMBER CONNECT SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:
Lamar National Bank
Lamar County Chamber of Commerce
1st Street Media
Hearts and Hands Homecare
Dr. Kyle Jones
Downtown Food Pantry
Boys & Girls Club
Cypress Basin Hospice
Integrity Electrical & Construction
Paris-Lamar County Health Services
Paris Harley Davidson
Brittany’s Steppin’ Out Studio
Maximum Elevation Off-Road
Meals on Wheels
Nathan Bell Relators
92.7 Kiss FM
Paris Children’s Dentistry
Harrison Walker & Harper
PROGRAM OF WORK POOL
1. College Students
2. High School Juniors and Seniors
3. Christian Women’s Job Corp
4. Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas
An internship will last 6-8 weeks with a minimum wage salary up to $10.00 per hour, or what your standard pay may be.
The intern will work 20-40 hours per week and the business may hire more than one intern.
Students with disabilities hired through Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas can earn an income at no cost to the employer.
Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas may be able to pay intern wages for eligible students.
There may also be interested interns under Workforce Solutions Northeast that do not meet these eligibility requirements.
Interested interns need to fill out the information sheet and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
YOUR BUSINESS MAY DIFFER FROM THIS TIMELINE IN ALL AREAS TO BEST SERVE WHAT YOUR NEEDS ARE
January: Get business interest and commitments/meeting at Civic Center with interested partners
February: Job Postings
March: Application Process
April: Job Training Seminar-Mandatory for all interns unless out of town for college
June: Start to work-The start and ending date will be up to you