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Social Economy and Enterprise Academy Internship

Social Economy and Enterprise Academy


Students participating in this project enroll in an intensive summer course taught by Dr. German Cubas (CLASS), Dr. Pablo Pinto (Hobby School of Public A­ffairs), and Dr. Piruz Saboury (CLASS). This class connects undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations from the Houston area in order to help them meet their social goals. Students will apply and develop skills in high demand in the job market through social good.

Enrolled students will work in teams under the direct supervision of faculty, and will work closely with the leadership of a nonprofit organization to develop a social enterprise idea, conduct quantitative research and/or create a venture plan.


Undergraduate, Master in Applied Economics, Master of Public Policy students will be able to earn 3 credits of applicable undergraduate upper-level elective hours or applicable graduate elective/internship hours.

The course is open for all majors and may be of particular interest for students majoring in Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Political Science, and Public Policy. Students that qualify will be eligible for up to 3 points for the new Honors designation “Honors in Co-Curricular Engagement” academic plan.

Students are encouraged to take the “Economics of Social Enterprise” course, which will be offered in the Spring semester. Advanced data analysis courses such as econometrics or regression analysis are also recommended.


The program will be held in Houston during the Summer 2023 Session 2 from June 5 to July 7.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.


Please fill out this application. The application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2023. There will be a competitive selection process.

For any questions, please send an email to