Student Internships Lead to Careers in Conservation


Studies show that children who participate in healthy programs outside of school improve their academic performance and overall personal development. Great D…

Out 2 Learn Houston This a public-private partnership committed to expanding access to high-quality out-of-school programming for all Houston-area youth. Students and families need access to quality programs, and they need to be able to connect easily with the organizations providing these opportunities. Please help build this resource; send feedback to [email protected].

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Hire Houston Youth “An able and ready workforce is critical to ensure a strong economic future for Houston. I am committed to providing access to internships and job opportunities for our young people who live in the city. I call our corporate partners, other governmental entities, and community organizations to participate in the City of Houston’s Hire Houston’s Youth program. Join us to increase access to quality ‘earning and learning’ opportunities for Houston’s youth.” Mayor Sylvester Turner

Look over the extensive list of regional resources, courtesy of HHY.

SCA Houston Community Programs aim to build the next generation of conservation leaders and environmental stewards by getting local Houston youth out into their community and environment to do hands-on service to the land. The programs aim to teach area young people how to:

  • work outdoors (volunteer service)
  • live outdoors (camping)
  • have fun outdoors (outdoor recreation activities like hiking, geocaching, kayaking, etc.)
  • love the outdoors (environmental education – connecting youth to their environment, empowering them with the knowledge to protect it)

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Citizens’ Environmental Coalition provides internships to high school and college students throughout the year. Opportunities in communications and marketing, policy and government relations, publications, digital media, event coordination, bookkeeping and environmental education. Visit the CEC website for details, and contact Alicia Mein-Johnson.


Houston Audubon needs Education Program Assistants at the Raptor and Education Center. This is the perfect opportunity for teachers and college students or recent college graduates looking for teaching experience. Contact Lauren.



Learn about four different wildlife careers with this fun activity that will get your kids moving! (Science, Grades K-5, TEKS: 3C)



I am a Scientist” – introduce students to 22 scientists with a range of personalities, interests, backgrounds and pursuits. Includes teacher resources!