The Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program gives Dallas ISD high school juniors and seniors real world experience in a professional field.
The Hub is spotlighting some of these Dallas ISD students participating in the program. Today, meet Deanna Harper, a student at Carter High School who is an intern with Dallas ISD’s Instructional Support Services.
What is your role as an intern?
I work with Instructional Support Services in planning and preparing for professional development Ttraining for teachers. This consists of making posters, door prizes, and using my creativity to develop more useful materials for the sessions. During professional development. I assist with helping teachers find their classes and answering their questions as well as passing out materials and tracking attendance.
What do you hope to accomplish through the internship?
I hope to gain skills and experience in the workplace while developing relationships with different people and learning life lessons. I hope to make lifelong friends and make memories that I will keep forever.
What do you hope your career will be after school?
I hope to follow a career in psychology and eventually become a forensic psychiatrist. I want to help people who may go through mental struggles.
What have you learned through the internship?
I have learned that so many different personalities can work together to reach a common goal. Everyone contributes equally to get the work done. I love the environment and have learned many lessons from my coworkers, such as completing your work with a smile.