Host a Houston Intern

Our new flagship Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program will match you with high-performing interns who can immediately add value and help you achieve your organizational goals. With an 11% acceptance rate, Amherst attracts some of the top students in the country, 40% of whom will graduate with an honors thesis.

The diversity of people, ideas, and experiences in our campus community comes from a student body that hails from 48 states and 51 countries. Additionally, 45% of our students identify as people of color. This eclectic mix of students opens up extraordinary opportunities for learning and prepares highly team-oriented students
to make a lasting impact at your organization.

The Houston Program offers students 360° support throughout the entire internship cycle, including preparatory advising, professional skill development, and assistance throughout their summer experiences. As a result of this process, interns arrive for work ready to contribute to the success of your organization.

Benefits of Participation

The flexibility of the Houston Program allows organizations to easily incorporate students into their own internship programs. Participating employers can leverage our expertise and campus resources to identify and engage with high-quality students. We offer:

  • personalized consultative services to effectively recruit and source top talent
  • a dedicated employer relations team to help you navigate the hiring process and provide 360° support throughout the summer
  • assistance with arranging interviews on-campus or virtually
  • a dedicated event planner for on campus recruitment events
  • marketing and brand-building communications to student populations across campus

The Houston Program is a great way for you to cultivate talent for full-time positions and connect with individuals who may contribute to your organization for years to come. Additionally, your organization’s participation helps students develop the professional skills, experiences, and networks necessary to launch their professional careers.

Eligible Internships

To be eligible for Houston Program participation, the internship must:

  • include substantive work that is appropriately challenging and allows an intern to contribute meaningfully to the operations and mission of the company
  • be at least 8 weeks long and a minimum of 240 total work hours (30 hours per week)
  • pay a fair wage, at least the local minimum wage rate
  • provide a supervisor who is able to provide both direction and constructive, regular performance feedback  

Learn More

Contact Scott LaChapelle, Employer Relationship Manager, at slachapelle@amherst.edu.