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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)—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.