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HAUL Student Internship


Houston Area Urban League

The Houston Area Urban League (The League) was founded in 1968 by a group of business professionals. Its leaders have included: Quentin Mease, Leo Linbeck, Judson Robinson, Sr., Gerald Hines, C. G. Hardy, J. J. Susberry, Mrs. Clarence Higgins, Carl Walker, James Middleton and Attorney Aloysius M. Wickliff.

Since then the Houston Area Urban League has been a voice for disadvantaged people of all races and has a long and distinguished record as an agency that offers tangible, lasting benefits to all members of the community without regard to age, sex, race, physical limitations or ethnic background.

Local agency directions and policy are set by a 37-member Board of Directors chaired by Mr. Morris Clark. Program services are provided by a 50+-member staff, over 500 volunteers, and an ever-growing membership dedicated to the League.

The mission of the Houston Area Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Position Title

Student Intern, Houston Area Urban League

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties as assigned including database management and meeting preparation
  • Assist with event planning for the agency’s annual (banquet, fundraiser, etc.)
  • Assist with writing, formatting, and editing research reports
  • Draft general organization correspondence and conduct follow up telephone inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following are desirable for job success:

  • Excellent composition, writing, and grammar skills
  • Synthesis and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT)
  • Professional telephone skills and/or ability to be coached
  • Ability to handle general clerical/administrative tasks
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Ability and flexibility to prioritize assignments, multi-task
  • Ability to work in a team environment and share tasks
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in all work projects
  • Professional appearance and attitude

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.