Houston Program Requirements

Students may participate in any of the Houston Program workshops, clinics, or events.  However, a student must fulfill the following requirements to submit a request for a Houston Program internship stipend:

  • Attend at least one Houston Program-sponsored workshop 
  • Complete at least one resume review appointment with either a Peer Career Advisor or Loeb Center advisor.  *Please note that a resume that complies with the Loeb Center Resume Review Checklist is a required funding application material.  Students are strongly encouraged to continue working with an advisor to ensure their resume fulfills all items on the checklist.    

*Sophomores who participated in the Loeb Center’s Sophomore Summit (January 24, 25, & 26, 2024) have fulfilled all requirements for Houston Program funding and do not need to completed the above listed steps.

SPRING 2024 HOUSTON PROGRAM-SPONSORED WORKSHOPS 

  • How to Research and Find Opportunities You’re Excited About and Qualify For: Internship Search Strategy
    • February 15 @ 5:00 PM
    • February 20 @ 5:00 PM
  • Navigating Summer Internships for First and Second Year International Students (co-presented with OIS)
    • February 19 @ 5:00 PM
  • Foundations of Cover Letter Writing
    • February 22 @ 5:30 PM
  • Foundations of Resume Building
    • February 26 @ 5:30 PM
    • March 11 @ 5:30 PM
    • March 26 @ 5:30 PM
  • How to Thrive During Your Summer Internship
    • March 28 @ 5:00 PM
    • April 2 @ 5:00 PM

Please register for all workshops in Handshake.

Are you studying abroad this semester or have a scheduling conflict that precludes you from attending any of our live workshops this semester? Email internships@amherst.edu to receive instructions on how you may fulfill this requirement asynchronously.

SPRING 2024 DROP-IN CLINICS & APPOINTMENTS

Students who aren’t available for a one-on-one appointment with an advisor or are seeking additional assistance with resume reviews, may attend one of the following clinics.  Appointments are not needed.  Advisors meet with students on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Internship Application Drop-In Clinics, hosted by Houston Program Director Emily Tareila: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Lyceum 202 (starts February 16th, no clinic during Spring Break)
  • Houston Meet & Eats Drop-In Discussions, hosted by Houston Program Director, Emily Tareila: Thursdays 11:45-1:00 PM Val Terrace (starts February 15th, no meeting during Spring Break) 
  • PCA-led Resume Review Drop In Clinics –– Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM in Webster 101 (starts February 14, no meeting during Spring Break)