The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston is seeking a student studying communications, business or marketing-related field. Applicants interested in gaining a real hands-on experience and learning about the event planning and logistics side of a local nonprofit are preferred. The candidate will work closely with the CHS Development Department. Internship is unpaid, but course credit may be received. Internship will be September 2 – December 4, 2015.

Duties will include assisting in preparation for Houston Via Colori® (CHS’s annual street painting festival fundraiser), and other relevant tasks (ticketing, logistics, marketing and public relations).



Qualified candidates will be currently enrolled in college. Must be self-motivated, creative, capable of multi-tasking, good with deadlines, have excellent communication skills and be highly organizational. A previous knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required. Experience with planning/organizing events is not required, but is preferred.

The position would require an average of 15 hours per week and the work schedule is flexible. Must be available for a 30+ hour work week November 18-22 during Via Colori.

If you are ready to get your hands dirty with this demanding yet rewarding opportunity, please e-mail the application form below, your resume, writing sample and a brief cover letter to Amaris Salinas at asalinas@centerhearingandspeech.org by August 15, 2015.



The Center for Hearing and Speech is a non-profit, United Way agency that teaches children with hearing impairments speaking, listening and literacy skills. CHS was founded in 1947 by four parents who wanted their children with hearing impairments to communicate by speaking instead of using sign language. CHS provides education, audiology and speech pathology services to more than 7,000 children with mild to profound hearing loss.