Office of Career Services

Internships: Houston

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (Houston)

Position: Communications Intern Mission: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) works towards ending violence in families by providing client advocacy, pro bono legal representation, battering intervention and prevention counseling and community outreach in the greater Houston area.

AIDS Foundation (Houston)

Position: Assistant Coordinator Intern
Mission: AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1982 as Texas’ first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services. Our mission is to create positive social impact through the innovative management of HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.

Alley Theatre (Houston)

Position: Production Management Intern
Mission: We exist to bring artists and audiences together to experience the powerful stories that deepen our understanding of ourselves, one another and the world we share.

Alzheimer’s Association (Houston)

Position: Development Intern
Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provided and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids (Houston)

Position: Community Relations Intern
Mission: BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids offers help and hope for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them.

Bo’s Place (Houston)

Position: Development Intern
Mission: Bo’s Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Boys and Girls Country (Hockley)

Position: Application Development Intern
Mission: The mission of Boys and Girls Country is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving them in a family environment, raising them to become self-sustaining, contributing adults.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (Houston)

Position: Museum Administrative Assistant Level II Intern
Mission: To preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition, and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers toward the development and defense of the United States of America.

Citizens for Animal Protection (Houston)

Position: Animal Technician Intern
Mission: Citizens for Animal Protection is a non-profit organization, founded in 1972, which shelters, rescues and finds homes for homeless animals.

City of Pasadena- Parks and Recreation Department (Pasadena)

Position: Recreation Intern

Communities in Houston (Houston)

Position: Non-profit Administration Intern
Mission: The mission of Communities in Schools Houston, Inc. is to provide and to coordinate student assistance service at the school campus in order to best meet the physical and emotional needs of at-risk students and to empower these students to remain in school.

Energy Alloys (Houston)

Position: Human Resource Intern
Mission: We are the global provider of oilfield metals solutions to the energy industry.

Family Services of Greater Houston (Houston)

Position: Information Services Website Intern
Mission: Family Services of Greater Houston’s (Family Services) mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through the provision of preventive, supportive and therapeutic services.
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Goodwill Industries of Houston (Houston)

Position: Employment Specialist Intern
Mission: Goodwill’s mission is Changing Lives Through the Power of Work.

Harmony House, Inc. (Houston)

Position: Housing Rehabilitation Facilitator Intern
Mission: Harmony House is no longer for just homeless men alone, but a facility large enough to house both homeless men and women recovering from an acute physical injury, tuberculosis, or other serious medical illness.

Herman Park Conservancy (Houston)

Position: Tree Intern
Mission: Hermann Park is a 445-acre centralized regional park in Houston, Texas.

Holocaust Museum Houston (Houston)

Position: Public Relations and Marketing Intern
Mission: Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Hope Village (Houston)

Position: Vocation and Education Intern
Mission: It is the mission of The Hope Foundation for Retarded Children to provide superior yet affordable residential and support services to children and adults.

House of Tiny Treasures (Houston)

Position: Classroom Event Coordinator Intern
Mission: In 1992, SEARCH opened the House of Tiny Treasures (HTT), Houston’s first licensed early childhood development center exclusively serving homeless children ages 6 weeks to 6 years and their families. It was created in response to this critical need by parents attending employment and education classes. The program is open to any parent who is homeless and working or participating in a job or educational program.

Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy (Houston)

Position: Special Projects Intern
Mission: From classical to contemporary, haunting to hilarious, Houston Ballet’s 2006-2007 season offers dance for everybody.

Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston)

Position: Xplorations Resource Intern
Mission: The mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science is to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural sciences; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class.

Houston Texans (Houston)

Position: Sales and Marketing Intern
Mission: Professional Football Team

Houston Zoo (Houston)

Position: Zookeeper Intern - Carnivores
Mission: The Houston Zoo’s mission is to provide a fun, unique and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge and care for the natural world.

Jewish Family Service (Houston)

Position: Development, Marketing, and Special Events Intern
Mission: The mission of the Jewish Family Service is to strengthen Jewish individuals and family life through counseling, education, and social services.

Merrill Lynch (Houston)

Position: Marketing and Database Development Intern
Mission: Merrill Lynch is one the world’s largest financial services firms. They provide financial planning and investment services primarily for individuals and smaller foundations and companies.

Montrose Counseling Center, Inc. (Houston)

Position: Information Technology/Web Design Intern
Mission: Provide quality and affordable outpatient mental health, chemical dependency, case management services, and education and primarily for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people, people living with HIV disease, and their significant others.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter (Houston)

Position: Corporate Development Intern
Mission: End the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

Reach Out and Read - Texas (Houston)

Position: Program Assistant Intern
Mission: The mission of Reach Out and Read- Texas is to improve literacy skills in children by making early literacy a standard part of children’s health care. Reach Out and Read is a unique collaboration between the fields of medicine and education.

Ronald McDonald House of Houston (Houston)

Position: Public Affairs/Marketing Intern
Mission: The mission of Ronald McDonald House of Houston offers a home away from home for families with children being treated at a Texas Medical Center institution for cancer of other serious illness. We also support cancer research and medical treatment at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

Salvation Army (Houston)

Position: Public Affairs/ Marketing Intern
Mission: The Salvation Army helps people to aspire and to achieve significant milestones in their personal development.

Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast (Houston)

Position: Special Events Intern
Mission: The Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast is recognized as a premier organization that is a leader in both helping to find a cure for sickle cell related disorders and creating an informed and compassionate community in which all persons live unhampered by the disease.
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Sisters Network, Inc. (Houston)

Position: Program Development Intern
Mission: Sisters Network(R) Inc is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.

Ten Thousand Villages Houston (Houston)

Position: Marketing Intern
Mission: Ten Thousand Villages Houston is a non-profit (501c3) organization which operates a fair trade store in Rice Village. Its mission is to provide a vital, fair income to artisans in the Third World by selling their hand crafted items and telling their stories.

Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (Houston)

Position: Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Intern; Neighborhood Recovery CDC Intern
Mission: TACDC’s mission is to improve the lives of low and moderate income Texans by strengthening the capacity of community development organizations as well as generating resources and relationships that enhance and sustain the community development industry in Texas.

The Arc of Greater Houston (Houston)

Position: Assistant Activity Director Intern
Mission: The Arc is a non-profit organization formed nationally in 1950 to advocate for the inclusion of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in all aspects of society and is established at the national, state, and local levels.

The Center for Houston’s Future (Houston)

Position: Planning and Development Intern
Mission: Three goals provide a framework for accomplishing our mission: -To deepen the bench and widen the circle of Business-Civic leadership; To become a premier strategic planning group for the region; To inform and engage citizens in the creation of Houston’s future

The Council for Environmental Education (Houston)

Position: Special Event Intern Mission: The Council for Environmental Education’s mission is to provide environmental education programs and services that promote stewardship of the environment and further the capacity of learners to make informed decisions.

The Ensemble Theatre (Houston)

Position: Funds Development Intern
Mission: The Ensemble Theatre’s mission is to preserve African-American artistic expression while enlightening, enriching and entertaining our diverse community.

The Health Museum (Houston)

Position: Youth Volunteer Coordinator Mission:

The Methodist Hospital (Houston)

Position: Project Specialist Internship Mission: The mission of The Methodist Hospital is to provide high quality, cost-effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we serve in a spiritual environment of caring in association with internationally recognized teaching and research.

The River Performing and Visual Arts Center (Houston)

Position: Marketing Intern; Special Events Intern Mission: No child should be denied the opportunity to participate in the richness of an arts education.

Theatre Under the Stars (Houston)

Position: Marketing Intern
Mission: Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is a 39 -year-old non-profit 501(c) 3 company specializing in the art of the American Musical Theatre.

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast (Houston)

Position: Community Investment and Fund Development Intern

Volunteer Houston (Houston)

Position: Event Coordination Intern
Mission: Volunteer Houston, established in 1974, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, promotion and support of volunteerism.