The City of Houston is pleased to announce the 2022 – 2023 Pathways College Internship Program, which provides insight into municipal careers and enriching, on-the-job experience that augments the studies and career aspirations of qualified college students.

The Human Resources Department is launching the 2022 – 2023 Pathways College Internship Program. Pathways provides qualified students with practical work experience that compliments their academic course work, as well as course credit (if approved by the college or university). Pathways also exposes students to a variety of careers in municipal government. Our city departments are committed to providing an enriching experience that will augment the students’ studies and career aspirations, as well as support the department’s operations.

Most internships are unpaid and range from 8 hours to 40 hours per week, as determined by the departments, intern and college/university (if applicable). Students can gain valuable work experience, on-the-job training, and have an opportunity to develop a professional networking base for future positions in municipal careers.

Applications for 2022-2023 will be accepted from September 6 - 14, 2022.

Submit your application

Please submit your application and email the form and your resume to

All requirements must be agreed to by the Grow Your Own Workforce Initiative, the intern applicant, and the college/university (if applicable) before the internship starts.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in or be a recent graduate of an educational program, preferably college or university.
  • Applicants must complete an application.
  • Commitment to work on a project that is closely related to course work or course of study.
  • Commitment to a minimum of 8 hours a week per semester.
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.
  • Work Study students must be approved by their institution’s Work Study program.

Selection Process

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may be referred to the department(s) with an internship opportunity according to the candidate's area of interest as listed on the application. Please be prepared to bring a reference list AND writing sample, if REQUESTED, should you be invited to interview.

You will be notified via email; so, check your email regularly.

Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002