Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce the firm’s participation in the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program, led by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Independent School District’s Career Readiness Department. Facilitated by the Dallas nonprofit Education is Freedom, the program offers an eight-week, paid summer internship opportunity, providing job training to students by allowing them to work and observe professional organizations. The internship program began in mid-June 2014 and will conclude in early August prior to the new school year.
Over the course of the program, the corporate office of Cadence McShane Construction will host two interns during separate two-week sessions. They will be assigned to mentors, assume job responsibilities and provide assistance within the estimating, pre-construction and marketing departments. The students participate in a number of duties and activities to assist the departments in their day-to-day operations. After the two-week rotation, each intern within the program moves to another participating firm, providing a broad range of experience within a variety of industries and organizational structures.
In order to participate in the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program, students must be at least a sophomore or a junior at any Dallas public or charter high school, have at least a 3.0 GPA and possess an outstanding attendance record.
“We are delighted to participate in this well-orchestrated internship program and to welcome the students to our organization,” remarked Hodges. “The Cadence McShane team has developed a strategy that maximizes each intern’s experience and provides an opportunity to obtain in-depth understanding of both the operations of a large construction firm and the day-to-day responsibilities of working within numerous departments that contribute to the efforts of our organization. It is our hope that each intern ends their session at Cadence McShane enlightened and better prepared to become a contributing member of our workforce and community.”
To learn more about the internship program, please visit www.mayorsinterns.org.