This initiative aims to show college-age interns what Amarillo has to offer
Today, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced the launch of its latest initiative, the Amarillo Intern Experience. The program aims to show college-age interns who are not from Amarillo what the city has to offer through community-based events. The official launch of the program follows last year’s pilot launch with a small number of businesses.
“I’m thrilled that the program is officially launching this year,” said Sabrina Meck Perez, Amarillo EDC Director of Workforce Attraction & Retention. “Last year we tested the program with a few companies, and it was a huge success. We got a lot of positive feedback from both the interns and employers, which gave us confidence to take the program public,” Perez stated.
The Amarillo Intern Experience gathers college-age interns who are working for local businesses together for a variety of events that showcase what Amarillo has to offer. The goal of the program is to allow for the interns to get better acclimated to the city and meet people outside of their workplace.
“One of the organization’s goals is to attract new talent to Amarillo and this program is a great way to do that,” said Kevin Carter, President & CEO of the Amarillo EDC. “This program lets us show off our city and leave the interns with a positive impression of Amarillo and their time here,” Carter stated.
The program includes several events that take place over the summer such as a kick-off event and downtown restaurant crawl. By meeting other outside interns, experiencing different parts of Amarillo, and connecting with the Elevate Amarillo young professionals, our future workforce can begin to put down roots here in our community.