Internship Opportunities

The Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs has a deep rooted tradition of educating and training students across the Houston area in all facets of international affairs. Those that have gone through our program have developed into thought leaders in different industries around the City and around the world. By participating in and contributing to international programs and initiatives, interns are able to learn firsthand about the processes that make Houston a global leader in international industry, culture, and diplomacy.

During their time with us, interns will:

  • Staff meetings between the Mayor or other local officials and visiting delegations and dignitaries

  • Sit in on City Council Public Sessions and Agenda Sessions

  • Research and prepare support materials for diplomatic and international business development initiatives

  • Network and interact with a variety of international community leaders


  • Each applicant is required to submit a writing sample, resume and cover letter, which will be reviewed by the intern coordinator. The intern coordinator will extend interviews to the top candidates and will extend an internship offer to the final selected applicants.

    Please submit all applications to motia@houstontx.gov.