UHD-City of Houston Internships Launching this Summer, Applications Accepted through May 24
Earlier this year, the University of Houston-Downtown and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on professional development opportunities for students.
The MOU pledged support to creating internships with the City of Houston for UHD students, and students can now begin applying for these positions. Full details on how to apply are online, and the deadline to submit application materials is May 24.
Interns selected for this historic UHD-City of Houston program will work in the following areas:
Mayor's Office of Education
Mayor's Office of Complete Communities
Mayor's Office of Persons with Disabilities
Mayor's Office of Economic Development
Houston Municipal Television (HTV)
Mayor's Office of Government Affairs
Responsibilities to both UHD and the City of Houston will include:
Research and prepare support materials for diplomatic and international business development initiatives.
Staff meetings between the Mayor or other local officials and visiting delegations and dignitaries.
Contribute to office administration, protocol services, social media, community outreach, and international trade.
Network and interact with a variety of international community leaders.
Sit in on City Council sessions.
Present on their experiences at an internship summit after completing their duties for the City of Houston.
Students will receive a stipend of $3,500 for successfully completing this internship experience.
Guided by Special Assistant to the President and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Creshema Murray, this partnership will yield many rewards for students as well as the University and the city.
“This is a historic collaboration, and I am proud to be a part of it,” Murray said. “I anticipate many great things happening for our city and our University as a result of these internships. Considering the proximity of UHD to City Hall and our hard-working students, this is definitely a perfect partnership.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.