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UHD's Center For Community Engagement & Service Learning Paid Internship

Applications Due April 11

Are you a student who is passionate about helping your community and serving others? Apply for UHD's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) paid summer internships. 

“At the UHD Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, we strive to connect our students with opportunities to learn and grow in the Greater Houston community,” said Caroline Smith,  CCESL Associate Director. “We believe that allowing students to participate in community activities and develop creative solutions to community issues benefits students' ultimate ability to think critically about the world around them. We accomplish this through academic and co-curricular community engagement activities as well as by offering a wide variety of service learning course options each semester.”​​

These internships provide students the opportunity to serve with various nonprofit organizations based in Greater Houston  while earning up to $20 an hour. The following requirements must be met to complete the program: 

  • Internships must be 8 - 10 weeks or longer. 
  • Students are expected to complete 120 hours of supervised work (equivalent to 4.8 weeks / 25 hours per week)
  • Internship dates are approximately June 6 -  Aug. 8 
  • All internships must be in person.
  • Submit an application in UHD's employment portal. UHD onboarding includes a background screening and submission of verifiable I-9 documents. 
  • Attend campus orientation  Noon - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 .

Candidates should apply online by Monday, April 11. 

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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.