X3 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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WHAT IS X3?

A paid work experience for high schoolers outside the classroom, inside the workforce.

  • Students are paired with local employers to provide meaningful work experiences and a monthly stipend
  • Virtual and hybrid formats to keep students and mentors safe during COVID-19
  • Opens doors to future careers and higher education for local marginalized youth
  • 13 week cycles; interns work 12 hours per week, and are paid $2,500 per session
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WHAT IS X3?

A paid work experience for high schoolers outside the classroom, inside the workforce.

  • Students are paired with local employers to provide meaningful work experiences and a monthly stipend
  • Opens doors to future careers and higher education for local marginalized youth
  • Fall and spring sessions: 13 weeks, 12 hours/wk, $2,500 per intern Summer sessions: Customized to meet employer needs

Sponsor a Student's Virtual Internship

Invest in a virtual internship for one young person now—and make a tangible contribution to building a more equitable and just community in the future.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:
— $5,000 to sponsor one student for the full year
— $2,500 to sponsor one student for the semester
— $1,000 to sponsor one student for one quarter of the school year (9 weeks)

Sponsor an Intern
WHAT OUR MENTORS SAY:

“Future Focused provided the structure to ensure the experience was valuable and educational for everyone.”


WHAT BUSINESS PARTNERS SAY:

“When you have a hand in developing New Mexico’s future leaders, you feel your work matters deeply.”

HIGH-TOUCH SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES

What X3 provides for mentors:

  • Interns matched to employers based on fit and skill set
  • Customized, co-created position descriptions
  • On-boarding + preparation for interns and mentors
  • Timesheet management + payroll + insurance
  • Evaluation + support tools

INVESTING IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
  • Maximize local potential:
Help youth develop their own talents, confidence, ambition
  • Frame professional pathways for our youth:
Inspire our youth to imagine a more prosperous future
  • Boost the labor market:
Share your passion and cultivate leadership in your industry; strengthen Albuquerque’s economy

AS OF MAY 2020:

210 intern placements, 6 schools, 54 employer partners, $195,000 in student stipends awarded 156 intern placements. 40 employer partners. 5 schools.  $131,000 student stipends awarded.

FOR STUDENTS:
Ready to apply for an internship?

This X3 application will be used for school year 2020and 2021 internship placements.
You must attend a Leadership High School or a participating high school outside of the network for the duration of your internship.  Exceptions must be approved by the X3 team.
  • Review pdf document before you begin.  This will help you collect the necessary information before you begin.
  • Follow link to complete the X3 Application online.
  • Attach resume before you submit application.

Download the PDF

X3 Success Stories
Liset never imagined a future outside of fast food. See how the X3 experience changed her life as a student, young mother, and aspiring heathcare professional.


WHAT OUR INTERNS SAY:

“My internship made me feel like I'm worth more than working in fast food.”

“I learned how to use Salesforce, how to be myself no matter what, and how to communicate with my colleagues and teammates about the task.”

“I learned something new each day and enjoyed that my coworkers spoke to me as an adult.”

HOST AN INTERN

Critical for Youth of Color

Interns in Tech

X3 HOST SITES:

Adelante Development Center
Albuquerque Journal
Apex Evaluation
Associated General Contractors of NM
B & D Industries
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bohannon Huston
Boys & Girls Club of Central NM
Bradbury Stamm
CBRE
Chavez Grieves
City of Albuquerque
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Delta Dental
Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of NM
Design Plus
Employer's Pro Advantage
Equiterra Design
Explora
Fidelity
First Choice Community Healthcare
French Funerals and Cremations
Future Focused Education
Improve Group
International District Health Communities Coalition
Jaynes Corporation
JB Henderson Construction
Lovelace Medical Group
Lovelace Women’s Hospital
MediaDesk
Miller Bonded
Mondrall Sperling
New Mexico Mutual
Next State Systems
NM Department of Health
PNM
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Safety Counselling
Sandia Laboratory Federal
Credit Union
Siarza Social Digital
Street Food Institute
Sunwest Trust
Three Sisters Kitchen
TLC Plumbing
TriCore
UNM Hospitals
WESST
Western Sky Community Care
Working Classroom

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