Sample Student Internship Opportunities

These are some of the internships that were available to students in Summer 2018. The 2019 application will be available for 11th grade students as of March 1, 2019 for Summer 2019 opportunities.  Please check back in the spring for additional application information.   


Architecture


201. Industry: Architecture & Engineering

Location: Houston (Greenway Plaza)

The intern will learn what an Architect and an MEP Engineer do on a regular basis.  He/she will be taken on job site meetings and get a crash course on the software that professionals use to develop drawings. The intern will gain experience in architecture, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering along with civil engineering and construction services.


202. Industry: Architecture

Location: Houston

The intern will take part in everyday activities of an architect by shadowing someone. He/she will have the opportunity to experience a project from start to finish. The intern will go on site visits, learn the industry software, and help in the office to complete certain architectural work. If the student would like to go on job site visits, he/she will be required to sign a parental consent form and acknowledge the guidelines for the visit.


203. Industry: Commercial Construction

Location: Conroe

The intern will assist the project manager at the job site with paperwork (RFI's, submittals, daily reports, meeting notes) at Conroe ISD Grand Oaks High School. Pre-employment testing including drug test, fingerprinting/background check, and liability release will be required.


Arts, AV Technology & Communications


301. Industry: Performing Arts

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will work on photography, social media, web design, and/or writing projects based on his/her interests in relation to one of organization's upcoming events.  


302. Industry: Energy Communications

Location: Spring, TX

The intern will support the Communications group and gain experience working on a variety of projects, possibly including internal communications, community relations, graphics, media relations, social media, special events, photography, and corporate social responsibility. The intern needs to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have an interest in pursuing a career in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing, skilled in using Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to multitask and work in a dynamic environment

The dates for this internship are June 18 - 29 and the intern will not be able to attend the EfTA luncheon on June 26 due to a company event.


303. Industry: Communications

Location: Conroe, TX

This internship will provide opportunities in writing press releases, conducting interviews, planning events, and preparing presentations, as well as managing social media and website operations as they pertain to a large school district.


304. Industry: Radio

Location: Magnolia, TX

The intern will experience various aspects of a community-based radio station. Duties would include data entry, networking, assisting with festivals/events and more.


Business Management & Administration


401. Industry: Nonprofit

Location: Conroe

The intern will assist the membership, special events, marketing, and finance departments at a membership-based nonprofit. Interns work on a variety of tasks, such as writing press releases and newsletter articles, attending meetings and events, helping plan special events, conducting market research, cultivating membership, planning social media promotion and research, preparing publications for print, and maintaining website information. Candidates should demonstrate good communication and organizational skills and the ability to multitask. Ideally, the intern will be someone looking to earn a degree in business, marketing, finance, communications, or public relations, etc.

402. Industry: Nonprofit

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will receive training and education on business recruitment and retention in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. He/she will also learn about job growth and capital investment impacts on the community. He/she will assist with social media,  marketing, and event planning. The intern will learn office and administrative skills such as Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, office calendar, scanning, filing, etc. The intern will attend meetings and retention visits with various staff members, as well as work on research projects and survey building tenants. Nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements may be required for any major projects.


403. Industry: Taxes

Location: Houston (1960 area)

The intern will be exposed to QuickBooks, bookkeeping, sales and marketing.


404. Industry: Accounting and Taxes

Location: Houston (1960 area)

The intern will be exposed to QuickBooks, bookkeeping, sales and marketing.



Education & Training


501. Industry: Preschool

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will work with a lead teacher on classroom activities, including but not limited to helping with lessons (art, language arts, math, fine motor skills) and providing positive interactions with children. The intern will be required to pass a state background check and a fingerprinting check.

502. Industry: Child Care

Location: Magnolia, TX

The intern will have an opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the thriving early childhood education field. He/she will work with students as young as six weeks and as old as 12 years in a preschool/summer camp atmosphere to understand the early stages of development.


504. Industry: School - Special Education

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will help with assisting staff in social programs, such as playing board games, practicing conversation skills, and overseeing group activities for special needs children. He/she will attend to staff and children’s needs during summer camp, including helping during field trips around the community. The intern will assist board certified behavioral analysts with graphing clients' progress and help with organizational tasks around the clinic. The intern must sign a confidentiality agreement, stating that he/she will not talk about clients', take pictures, or post about experiences on social media. A pretest and an exit test will be given to the intern to measure what he/she has learned throughout their internship.


505. Industry: Education

Location: The Woodlands

It is all hands on deck since we have over 1,200 children attend science camp each summer!  The intern will work with young children to help the lead teachers in classrooms, assist with photos to raise funds for camp scholarships, help amazing speakers, and introduce animals to the campers. He/she may show the children how to do science experiments, and even teach his/her lessons. The dates for this internship are during camp weeks, June 25-29 and July 9-13.


506: Industry: STEM Education

Location: Spring

The intern will be exposed to a startup small business working with the founder and entrepreneur. His/her responsibilities will include producing a social media strategy and learning how to effectively reach a targeted audience through various social media channels. The intern should be active on various social media channels. Exceptional writing skills and dexterity in various science and math subjects are required. The intern will be required to interview and to sign an unpaid internship agreement.


507. Industry: Education

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will assist in supervising children in an educational play space that promotes discovery and wonder to promote each student’s inner artist, scientist, or superhero. The intern will support teachers in their workshop classrooms, and help make sure that the appearance, cleanliness and safety of the classroom is maintained.


Government


701. Industry: Fire Department

Location: Conroe

The intern will gain exposure to all facets of fire department operations including administration, fire suppression, fire and life safety inspections, fire origin and cause investigations, arson investigations, the court system, emergency run observations, and community development and outreach.


Health Science


801. Industry: Hospital

Location: Conroe

The intern will understand the day to day working of a busy hospital unit. He/she will work closely with managers, directors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals to gain an insight into inpatient healthcare. The intern will be required to pass a background check and a drug screen, attend an orientation, submit immunization records, and complete additional paperwork prior to his/her start date.

802. Industry: Pediatric Dentistry

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will shadow the dentist and work with the dental assistant in preventative dental care, routine dental care, emergency dental treatment, sedation, and possible laser dentistry. He/she will be exposed to patient interactions, sterilizing instruments, and chart write-ups.


804. Industry: Physical Therapy

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will be exposed to an outpatient physical therapy office working closely with orthopedic surgeons. He/she will have limited hands-on opportunity with patients, but will have time observing and working with a physical therapist to learn about a variety of orthopedic injuries. The intern will be required to follow all HIPAA regulations.


805. Industry: Veterinary Medicine

Location: Magnolia

The intern will shadow technicians watching blood draws and vaccines being given, etc. He/she will also be able to watch surgery and dental procedures. Daily intern duties will include cleaning kennels and hospital areas, helping clients carrying items to or from cars. The intern will be required to turn in a volunteer consent form signed by parents prior to starting.


806. Industry: Pediatric Care

Location: Shenandoah, TX

The intern will shadow patient care and office administration at a pediatrician’s office. He/she will be required to have current immunizations, a TB skin test, and a signed confidentiality statement prior to starting.


807. Industry: Chiropractic

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will shadow patient care and office administration at a chiropractor’s office.  The intern will learn about front office tasks, patient exams, adjustments, therapies, and acupuncture, etc.


808. Industry: Hospital - Rehabilitation

The Woodlands, TX

The intern will partner with the director of rehabilitation services to learn more about the physical therapy and sports medicine profession. He/she will have hands-on experience with certain aspects of patient care, scheduling, insurance verification, and program outreach. He/she will need to get two TB tests, consent to a drug test, and have a background check. The intern will attend a full day of orientation at the affiliated hospital and an additional two hour orientation in volunteer services. All of these tests will be paid for by the hospital.


809. Industry: Chiropractic

Location: Spring, TX

The intern will learn the aspects of holistic care while interacting with patients, helping with treatments, taking patient history, and vitals. He/she will also learn the business aspect by helping with scheduling and taking phone calls. The intern will be required to follow all HIPAA regulations.


810. Industry: Chiropractic

Location: Spring, TX

The intern will be introduced to alternative conservative treatment and learn how it can help patients in pain. He/she will learn how to communicate with patients, how to perform and demonstrate stretching and therapeutic exercises for patients, and scheduling. The intern will be required to follow all HIPAA regulations.

811. Industry: Hospital

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will rotate through a variety of clinical hospital departments for an overview of the healthcare industry and patient care experiences within the acute care hospital setting. He/she will be required to meet the Health System student affiliation agreement requirements; including current vaccinations (Evidence of completion of the following immunizations: Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella, Tdap - tetanus, diphtheria/acellular pertussis (e.g. Incomplete Hepatitis B series or if titers listed as negative/zero conversion); Hepatitis C - must be negative status; Background Check in current student role and no subsequent reportable events; TB skin test - negative; HIPAA compliance, etc.). *Interns are responsible for any fees associated with the vaccinations and background check required for this clinical placement. Intern will be required to attend the EfTA -MH internship orientation; including HIPAA compliance and confidentiality agreements. Parental consent is required for students under 18. Emergency contact must be provided.



Human Services

1001.  Industry: Social Services

Location: The Conroe

The intern will be exposed to marketing, development, volunteer engagement, accounting, administrative duties and programming for a local nonprofit serving those in Montgomery County. He/she will be required to sign a volunteer liability form.

 

1003.  Industry: Social Services

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will be mentored by the Programs and Services Team members while providing assistance with a diverse variety of projects focusing on nonprofit social services. Areas of internship focus are gaining professional growth and work experience including, technical skills, communication skills, social service program evaluation and management, and having an opportunity to gain first-hand experience by job shadowing client assistance appointments.


1004. Industry: Nonprofit

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will be assisting the membership, special events, marketing and finance departments at a membership-based nonprofit that supports businesses.



Information Technology


1101. Industry: Computer Engineering

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The internship aims to help the student engage in career development by allowing him/her to problem solve real-world scenarios for a software development company. Through various projects, the intern will learn first-hand how to maximize knowledge and make informed decisions. The intern will build upon quality experiential learning, and learn the importance of communication and teamwork with support from a mentor.


Law, Public Safety


1201. Industry: Law

Location: Houston

The intern will be exposed to a small boutique estate and business planning law firm which offers a unique and fun atmosphere. He/she will shadow the attorneys and staff to experience all aspects of the practice, including client meetings, case planning sessions, document preparation, day to day affairs, and networking events, etc. A confidentiality agreement is required. If the intern is under 18, parental consent is required.


1202. Industry: Law

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will shadow multiple attorneys in the firm through a variety of experiences during the two week internship period. Although the specific opportunities will vary depending on the work needed during the internship, he/she will generally join legal professionals in client meetings, help prepare legal papers (such as a will or power of attorney or a court motion), plan strategy in multiple lawsuits, prepare for and attend court hearings, and meet lawyers both inside and outside the firm who practice different kinds of law. The intern will also have a chance to see the business side of the law practice, participate in a partners (owners) meeting, look at practical financial aspects of the business, and discuss anything about law as a career that the student is interest in knowing.


1203. Industry: Law/Non-Profit

Location: Conroe

The intern will learn how non-profit organizations operate and are managed on a daily basis. He/she will also learn about the Montgomery County Court system and how mediation can be utilized to help residents of Montgomery County resolve their disputes peacefully without the necessity of court intervention. The intern will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement verifying that they will not disclose confidential client information to anyone. The intern and his/her parents will be required to sign a photo authorization form as we tend to include our interns in social media postings.



Marketing, Sales & Service


1302. Industry: Social Service Communication

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will be mentored by the Communications and Marketing Team of a social services agency and will gain experience on marketing and public relation trends in the nonprofit sector. He/she will also assist with a social media campaign for the organization.


1303. Industry: Marketing

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will partner with the marketing director by providing assistance with public relations, branding, social media, and special events in a hospital setting. This is an excellent opportunity to learning more about the marketing side of healthcare. The intern will need to get  two TB tests, consent to a drug test and background check, attend a full day of orientation and an additional two hour orientation in volunteer services. The tests will be paid for by the hospital.


1304. Industry: Marketing

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The internship aims to promote career development by allowing the student to problem solve real-world marketing scenarios for a software development company. Through various projects, the intern will learn first-hand how to maximize their knowledge and make informed decisions. The intern will build upon quality experiential learning to learn the importance of communication and teamwork with the support from a mentor.


1305. Industry: Chemical/Oil & Gas Marketing

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will assist with trade show coordination, and other events as needed. He/she will support the marketing department by updating marketing materials, create social media posts, and assist with writing internal articles. SharePoint experience is preferred. The intern will need to pass a background check, drug screening, and sign a confidentiality agreement.



Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

1401. Industry: Energy/Chemicals

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will get an overview and some job assignments from the different teams within the Chemicals group. He/she will also spend one day at the lab, shadowing the staff, and take a one day field trip to the Lake Charles, Louisiana plant. The intern will need to take a drug test, and have parents sign a permission slip for the one day field trip to the Lake Charles plant. The dates of this internship will be June 25 - July 13.


1402. Industry: Chemical

Location: Conroe

The intern will be exposed to clerical, lab inventory, and some lab work. He/she needs to be 18 at the time of the internship and pass a drug screen and background check. He/she must be willing to work with a third party staffing agency after selected and must be able to work no less than two weeks at a maximum of 30 hours.  For the selected students, a letter of recommendation from the school and a resume with cover letter of what the student hopes to learn from this experience is required prior to the internship start date.


1403. Industry: Environmental Service

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will assist mosquito surveillance technicians in conducting mosquito surveillance operations for disease carrying and nuisance mosquitoes in both field and laboratory settings. He/she will gain an appreciation for scientific field and lab work, especially as it relates to arbovirus surveillance, while working as part of a team. The intern will learn how to troubleshoot equipment, use a dichotomous key, and apply the scientific method. He/she will also complete a self-directed project in an area of interest related to mosquito surveillance and education. Daily duties will include assisting in mosquito trapping and collecting of samples, preparing surveillance equipment and supplies, sorting and preparing mosquito specimens for pooling and shipment to appropriate testing laboratory. He/she will conducts premise surveys and source reduction measures, provide education to residents on Township surveillance activities, on personal protection measures and on source reduction measures.  

1404. Industry: Chemical

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will learn about performing chemical reactions, analytical tests, surfactant properties testing, and making up formulations in a lab setting. He/she will practice general laboratory safety.


1405. Industry: Engineering

Location: Houston, TX (Richmond Ave.)

The intern will observe and learn the daily work and activities of both structural designers and structural engineers. He/she will sit with designers and engineers and learn how a project moves from conception through completion, and the different aspects of each stage.


1406. Industry: Petrochemical

Location: The Woodlands, TX

The intern will have the opportunity to work with the chemists of analytical and physical testing groups and be exposed to a variety of analytical techniques such as liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, atomic absorbance metal testing, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy etc.


1407. Industry: Civil Engineering

Location: Houston, TX

The intern will be exposed to general civil engineering projects in the public sector. He/she will learn about both design and construction phases of a project. Most projects consist of water supply plants, wastewater treatment plants, water lines, drainage channels and land development.


1408. Industry: Nonprofit Research

Location: The Woodlands

The intern will learn about the science and engineering related to one of the following areas of focus: air, energy, water, and resilience.  The student will assist researchers with projects that help people thrive and nature flourish.