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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.” 


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.