Volunteer Initiatives Program


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The goal of the City of Houston College Intern Program is to develop future leaders in public service. The program provides college students with opportunities to work alongside city employees in various departments to provide experiences that can prepare them for careers in the public sector.

Summer 2017 Internships

Term: Summer 2017 internships will run for eight (8) weeks from June 19, 2017 through August 11, 2017.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older on or before May 31, 2017 and must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (a two-to-four year institution).

Application and Interview Process: Interested students must complete an application.  These will be sent to the student’s top three preferred city departments if those departments are offering internships.  Departments will review applications, choose students to interview, and select candidates for placement.

Please note:

  • Submitting an application to the City of Houston College Intern Program does not guarantee an internship.
  • Preferred departments are used as a guide and are not guaranteed. You may be referred to different departments.
  • Not all city departments offer internships.

Notification: Students will be informed by coordinators of the College Intern Program if they are selected for placement. They will be given contact information for the host department to confirm start date, time and location.

Schedules:  Interns should expect to work Monday – Friday, 20 to 40 hours per week.  Host departments will specify their exact scheduling needs.

Compensation: The City of Houston College Intern Program is a voluntary initiative and does not provide compensation for internships.

College Credit: Students must inform the host department if they are seeking an internship for college credit, and if there are requirements or expectations of the department that must be followed for the student to receive college credit. This would include formal reviews, meetings with instructors, or certain types of assignments.

Deadline: Applications for Summer 2017 must be submitted on or before 6:00 pm May 26, 2017.

For More Information Contact:
Patricia Harrington
(832) 393-0897

Paul Green
(832) 393-1061