The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston is seeking a student studying public relations, marketing, journalism or a communications-related field. Applicants interested in gaining a real hands-on experience and learning about the communications 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.

Duties will include research, writing, assisting in all PR and marketing initiatives, assisting in preparation for Project Talk, CHS’ summer camp for kids, Houston Via Colori® (CHS’s annual street painting festival fundraiser), newsletter development, and other relevant tasks. This position also will include a focus on using social media networks as a valuable public relations tool. 



Qualified candidates will be currently enrolled in college. Must be self-motivated, creative, capable of multi-tasking, good with deadlines, have excellent writing skills and be highly organizational. A previous knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and social media tools (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is required. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and AP Style is not required, but is preferred.

The position will require 15-20 hours per week from mid-May to mid-August (summer semester) and the work schedule is flexible. Must be available for a 30-hour work week during July 18-22 for Project Talk.

To apply, please send application to Mary Grace Joseph at mgjoseph@centerhearingandspeech.org by April 1, 2016.



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 8,600 children with mild to profound hearing loss.