Greater Houston Partnership Houston , TX 77020
Greater Houston Partnership Programs Department
Events and Programs Intern
The Greater Houston Partnership is looking for an intern to support the work of the Programs Development team.
The Greater Houston Partnership is the leading business organization for eleven counties in the Houston region (Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller and Walker). The Partnership champions Houston's growth and success by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders to address the region's unique challenges. Our mission is to make Houston one of the world's best places to live, work and build a business.
Our membership includes Houston-based Fortune 500 companies as well as over 1,200 small and mid-size businesses. The Partnership member companies are leaders in their respective sectors, including oil and gas, major manufacturing, healthcare, finance, professional services, arts/entertainment and trade. Our membership also employs more than 1 in every five employees throughout the region and contributes billions of dollars to the local, state and national economy.
The Partnership has two core functions: public policy and economic development (domestic and international). In addition, the Partnership's leadership identifies strategic priorities for community engagement consistent with its core functions.
Programs: Greater Houston Partnership assists members to get engaged and build their business with others who share common goals, interests, issues, markets or industry sectors.
These specialized groups are tailored to effectively "target network" and make the most of their membership. As Houston's demographics shift, industry sectors grow and recede and technology impacts consumption behaviors, the Partnership Programs must stay relevant and offer real value.
BUSINESS BEYOND BORDERS
Make global connections and build your business in foreign markets.
This program provides a rich environment for members to make valuable business connections. Members include c-suite or principal, sales, marketing and business development professionals charged with growing their businesses.
EXECUTIVE WOMEN'S PARTNERSHIP (EWP)
EWP is Houston's premier networking group for top female executives from member companies with $100M-plus revenue. EWP members are invited to attend several intimate gatherings throughout the year. In addition to receiving VIP behind-the-scenes looks at our member companies and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, EWP also hosts a highly anticipated annual retreat.
FUTURE OF TEXAS SERIES
The Future of Texas Series continues in 2019 as a program featuring influential leaders shaping our state and region.
HOUSTON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS & ENTREPRENEURS (HYPE)
Do you want to be recognized for growing and empowering your young talent? HYPE events keep young professionals and entrepreneurs connected, informed and inspired through professional, business and personal development opportunities. HYPE is also a great way for the business community and Partnership members to invest in their rising stars and the next generation of business leaders.
REGIONS & NEIGHBORHOODS
Access business skills and opportunities that will help brand and develop your regional and neighborhood business. This group is open to all Partnership members located in our 11-county region, Art Districts, Wards, Main Street businesses and other unique economic zones and business centers.
SMALL BIZ MATTERS
This program is designed for high-growth, smart, small businesses to make valuable business connections. Members include c-suite or principal, sales, marketing and business development professionals.
TALENT RESOURCES GROUP (TRG)
This important program provides HR professionals, ERG leaders and recruiters with access to information to grow their companies' most important resource: talent. Topics will address talent attraction and retention, enhancing your corporate culture, as well as continuing education needs for HR and legal professionals.
WOMEN'S BUSINESS ALLIANCE (WBA)
Inspire. Influence. Grow. The Women's Business Alliance (WBA) provides professional development resources to empower high-performing women to advance their career opportunities, form strategic partnerships and build a network of advocates. WBA is an exclusive members-only networking group of mid-career women with a minimum of five years management experience.
Partnership members-only events provide excellent opportunities to gather with your peers and leading experts from the business community to gain insights into the key trends and issues impacting the Houston region's economy. Council luncheon events are complimentary to members.
Internship Purpose: The Programs Intern will assist the Events and Programs Department in advancing its work to provide valuable information to its membership.
In the process, the intern will gain experience conducting research and data analysis on the key indicators for the initiative. In addition, the intern will develop an understanding of the region's economy, quality of life assets, industries, regional attributes, population and other elements of Houston.
Specifically, this position will analyze global, national and regional trends to support the development of these core programs.
What the intern will do:
Research trending topics and thought leaders related to Greater Houston Partnership core Programs (see above)
Writing, summarizations, talking points and dialogue questions for each Program area related to Houston area trends
Analyze and synthesize data sets relevant to key groups or constituencies (women, minorities, ethnic groups, young professionals, small business)
Prepare letters of introduction and invite speakers to address Partnership business audiences
Identify service gaps within the Houston community for key employee groups (HR, Recruiters, Young Professionals, Women Executives, Sales, Marketing professionals, Small Businesses, Economically disconnected zones)
Assist in production of on demand video training series for Small Biz Matters program
The ideal candidate is a junior or senior undergrad with strong reading, writing and analytical skills, able to manage multiple projects with ease, is an excellent communicator, and is able to work with senior staff and Houston's business and community leaders.
The position requires reading, research, writing, and data analysis. Ability to target curated content a plus.
Term: The internships are open for Fall, Spring Semesters and Summer or approximately 12 weeks.
Assignments: All assignments will be done in conjunction with a team member in the Events and Programs department.
Academic Credit: To be determined by student's school.
Compensation: This is a non-paid internship. The Partnership will cover the cost of parking or provide a Metro Q Card to cover bus/light rail expenses.