My name is Chris Elam, and I work in the office of Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers. Our office is looking to fill two unpaid research internship positions and is reaching out to the local Katy home school community to solicit applications from interested high school students.

Interested applicants could start immediately or during the summer months. As a K-12 home school graduate myself (HCYA graduating class of 1997), I know what a great resource these types of internships can be for a high school student’s resume. I’d certainly be appreciative of any help or further contact info you might have that could help me promote these internships in our local community through your network or others.

My phone contact information is at the bottom of the email. Feel free to contact me with any questions or follow-up. Thank you.

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2019 Internship Program
Office of County Commissioner Andy Meyers, Fort Bend County Precinct 3

The office of County Commissioner Andy Meyers is looking to fill two unpaid research internship positions. Interested applicants could start immediately or during the summer months. Work to be performed at the Precinct 3 Commissioners Office at 22333 Grand Corner Drive, Suite 105, Katy, TX 77494, generally located at the northeast corner of FM 1093 Westpark Tollway and SH 99 Grand Parkway. Successful applicants under the age of 18 will be asked to provide a signed parental consent form.
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Research internship
Our research interns provide support on a variety of projects in support of communications and community interaction within the County Commissioner’s office. We are interested in taking on 2 computer-literate high school students who are self-motivated and able to use several online sources of information to build databases and research local topics. You will gain experience with research, writing, and working independently and as part of a team – skills that may be attractive to a future or current employer. You will also be able to directly participate in the local governmental process and attend events such as: agenda briefings, commissioners court meetings, HOA leadership meetings, etc. Some familiarity with using Google Drive is recommended but not required.

The internship application is available online at: https://goo.gl/forms/rSocMxMZr0YlwM6I2
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Possible Projects:
Updating databases with contact information of local residents / leaders
Researching community information and organizational leadership
Contributing to social media posts on specific topics
Working with a staff member on planning community outreach events
Time commitment: 10-15 hours a week, 8-10 weeks; flexible schedule
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For more information, contact: Chris Elam, Intergovernmental Relations Manager at 281.238.1404 -or-
Chris.Elam@fortbendcountytx.gov