Thirty-five UT Austin freshmen have been placed in hometown internships through the institute’s Home to Texas program. The internships will give the students a chance to experience professional work in the cities where they grew up and to consider career opportunities back home.
Home to Texas students must be open to working in a variety of fields, not limited to their academic majors. Placements this year have included experiences in government, science, the arts, law, banking, community development, and more.
Here’s just a sample of some of the things our interns will be accomplishing this summer:
- Working in the analytical laboratory of the Brownsville Public Utility Board.
- Photographing and cataloguing art at the Ellen Noël Art Museum in Odessa.
- Engaging in community outreach and education concerning natural resources for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in Del Rio.
- Assisting in large-scale production of microalgae, harvesting, and production of useful, environmentally friendly products for AlgEternal Technologies, LLC in La Grange.
Thank you to the following communities and local employers providing opportunities for Home to Texas students:
Bastrop/Fayette County area
Del Rio area