Make an impact in your community while getting hands-on work experience in the nonprofit field. Interns at Catholic Charities receive a worthwhile learning experience by working with licensed staff and dedicated professionals to enhance their skills and prepare for a rewarding career. Our interns make a meaningful contribution to our organization’s success, and bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families we serve each year.

Internship Opportunities

Catholic Charities has a variety of internship opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate level students. Internships are available Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.). Please see current opportunities below:

Undergraduate Opportunities

Pan de Vida Food Pantry – Guadalupe Center

Contact Karina Hernandez, Director of Community Relations, at khernandez@catholiccharities.org for available opportunities.

About the Family Assistance Program
The Family Assistance Program prevents hunger and homelessness. In addition to providing food and financial assistance, we work with each family to determine their needs and connect them with other Catholic Charities and community services to help them move toward self-sufficiency.

About the Pan de Vida Food Pantry at the Guadalupe Center
Catholic Charities' Pan de Vida Food Pantry is located at our Guadalupe Center, one of several locations for our Family Assistance Program. The Pan de Vida Food Pantry serves families from any zip code who struggle to have enough food for a healthy life. On weekdays, families receive nutritious groceries from our food pantry. Two Saturdays a month, we host a large-scale food distribution in a farmers market-style setting.

Location: 326 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003 | MAP

Blessed Beginnings Life Center

Number of openings available: 8

Internship description: This intern will work with our pregnancy and parenting program to help parents in need with education, material assistance and resources to help raise healthy children.

Duties include:

  • Meet with clients who need resources or additional support outside of classes
  • Follow-up with clients who gave birth or who stopped attending classes
  • Allocate resources and look at possible information to share with clients
  • Learn to use the BriteWorks system and sign in clients electronically for all classes
  • Learn and use the ETO database and track referrals given to clients

About the Blessed Beginnings Life Center
The Blessed Beginnings Life Center is committed to the sanctity of human life, offering support to parents from pregnancy through their child’s fifth birthday. We offer pregnancy and parenting classes, counseling and material assistance to help parents have healthy babies and children.

Location: 2615 Fannin Street Houston TX 77002 | MAP

Accounting

Number of openings available: 1

Internship Description: Students interested in a career in accounting or finance will receive valuable experience working in the accounting department at Catholic Charities. Learn about nonprofit finances, the importance of accountability, and help ensure the financial accuracy and health of the organization.

Duties include:

  • Assist Accounts Payable with W9 entry
  • Scan documents, filing and data entry
  • Assist other parts of the accounting team, with scanning and filing journal entries
  • Other duties your supervisor deems necessary

Location: 2900 Louisiana St Houston TX 77006 | MAP

Graduate Opportunities

Counseling

Number of openings available: 5

Internship Description: Positions are available in a variety of programs within the Counseling department. For some opportunities, speaking both English and Spanish will be required.

Please contact khernandez@catholiccharities.org to learn more about the programs.

About the Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic
The Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic helps families of any income level with everyday problems build healthy relationships and heal from trauma and grief. Our licensed bilingual counselors serve families in schools, at parishes and in other locations throughout the community. Counseling also is integrated into other Catholic Charities programs because overall health is essential to self-sufficiency.

Location: Varies

Housing Navigation Intern

Number of openings available: 1

Internship description: Assist families facing homelessness by providing resources for housing and help families become self-sufficient.

Duties include:

  • Assist with assessment of homeless individuals and families referred to the Rapid Rehousing Program (RRH) to match them to the appropriate housing intervention
  • Work with Housing Navigator to coordinate moves-in with participants, landlords, and community partners
  • Occasionally ride along with staff as they meet with homeless participants at shelters or apartment complexes
  • Assist case managers with helping participants become self-sufficient once they have been housed

About the Rapid Re-Housing Program
The Rapid Re-Housing Program ends homelessness caused by the pandemic for families who became homeless during COVID-19 as a result of lost jobs or lost wages. After we help these families find homes, we provide rental assistance, in partnership with the Houston Housing Authority, and ongoing services to help them become self-sufficient.

Location: 2900 Louisiana St Houston TX 77006 | MAP

Requirements for Interning with Catholic Charities

If a student is accepted for the internship program, please note that other requirements include:

  • Approved affiliation agreement with university
  • Internship application
  • Cleared background check
  • Trainings with staff

Students should apply for internships at least one month in advance of desired start date to allow for processing time.

How to Apply

Interested students are required to complete the intern questionnaire and upload their resume below:

Internship Program Questionnaire
Please note that other opportunities may not be available at this time.
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Contact Us

For questions or more information, please contact Karina Hernandez at khernandez@catholiccharities.org.