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Summer Internships

Port Houston is a cornerstone of the region’s growth and has people who deliver exceptional results. We have created a work environment that attracts talented, driven people ready to continue our long tradition of excellence. We hold ourselves accountable to reach and exceed our goals and to continually improve everything we do. These are the core pillars, shared by the employees that make up Port Houston. They are what brings us together. They are the foundation of everything we do. How we meet our commitments and fulfill expectations will define our success.

Port Houston’s goal is to return to our internship program in Summer 2024 after a 2022/23 hiatus.

Summer Internships

Houston, TX

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills he/she may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest and apply them in a professional setting. He/she will gain a better understanding of their roles in a global business setting and be better prepared to work in the future.

Internships Available:

•       Marketing & Branding

•       Risk Management

•       M/V Sam Houston (tour boat)

•       Operations, Container

•       Security

•       Emergency Management

•       Asset Management/GIS

•       Channel Development

•       Environmental Affairs

•       Security

•       Project & Construction Management

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in and have already completed two semesters in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • 2025/2026 graduation status preferred (junior/senior level)
  • May 2024 graduates are not eligible unless enrolling in graduate program in Fall 2024
  • Students must either attend a Houston area college/university or have a residence within a commutable distance
  • Students must be in good academic standing to apply for an internship; a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 is preferred
  • Students must be able to work throughout the established (11- 12) week program dates

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prepare business cases and explain and/or support the recommended course of action
  • Ability to self-manage work expectations
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor and/or within a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to listen to business partners and understand their expectations and requirements
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willingness to learn
  • Punctuality is key

 When you take the first step with the Port Houston, you’ve taken the first step in the right direction in your new career path. Get READY!


More information:

  • Paid internship
  • On-site only, no remote capabilities
  • Duration: May 29 – August 9, 2024

 How to apply:

Thank you,

Human Resources