IC² internships in remote or rural Texas hometowns this summer

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:

Brownsville area

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

City of Smithville

Smithville Area Chamber

Offices of Fayette County

City of La Grange

Turtle Wing Foundation

AlgEternal Technologies, LLC

The PlatForum

McAllen area

Hidalgo County Precinct 2

CASA of Hidalgo County

Garcia & Garcia Attorneys at Law

Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center 

Beaumont area

Orange County Economic Development Corporation

Nederland Economic Development Corporation

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce

Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce

Boerne area

Prytime Medical Devices

Boerne Independent School District

Bandera Electric Cooperative

Patrick Heath Public Library

Midland/Odessa area

Ellen Noel Art Museum

Basin PBS

Amarillo area

Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

City of Amarillo

Amarillo Independent School District

West Texas Small Business Development Center

Tyler area

UT Tyler Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research

Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Tyler – Main Street Program

Sinclair Law Office, PC

Del Rio area

Val Verde Regional Medical Center

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

83rd Judicial District Court

Mesquite Creek Outfitters

Texas Community Bank


Posted on

May 26, 2020