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CCESL Announces Paid Virtual Internships for Fall & Spring Semesters


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) announces available paid internship positions within the Community Work Study and Internship Program for the fall and spring semesters.

The program, which is a branch of the Federal College Work-Study Program, is operated by CCESL.

“Community engagement internships provide an excellent opportunity for students to practice what they're learning in the classroom in a real-world setting while also contributing to our communities in a meaningful way,” said Caroline Smith, CCESL Assistant Director. “The non-profit organizations that receive interns are excited to work with talented, emerging young leaders to truly foster their professional growth while building their own capacity. CCESL is honored to be able to compensate students for their time and effort contributions to help ease the financial burden that is often associated with unpaid internships.”

The employment period begins September 1 for these paid virtual internships for the fall semester. The deadline to apply is September 30 for the fall semester only. Hiring for the spring semester will begin in November.

Submission of one completed application for the Federal Work Study Program through CCESL permits access to any available positions.

Students are welcome and encouraged to reach out to Caroline Smith, CCESL Assistant Director, at smithca@uhd.edu with any questions or for more information.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.