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:
City of Brownsville Office of Government and Community
Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
Brownsville Public Utilities Board
City of Brownsville Planning and Redevelopment Services Department, Retail and Redevelopment Unit
Bastrop/Fayette County area
Watson & Watson, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
Garcia & Garcia Attorneys at Law
Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center
Orange County Economic Development Corporation
Nederland Economic Development Corporation
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Boerne Independent School District
Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
Amarillo Independent School District
West Texas Small Business Development Center
UT Tyler Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research
Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Tyler – Main Street Program
Del Rio area
Val Verde Regional Medical Center
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department