Rural Internship Program

2022 Rural Internship Program

Does your Chamber, Economic Development Organization or Department of Tourism need an extra set of hands, but operate on a limited budget?

CTCOG and the DDCT are accepting applications for the DDCT Rural Internship Program for 2022. The Rural Internship Program awards scholarships to economic development entities, including Chambers of Commerce and Departments of Tourism for the internship of high school Juniors or Seniors in their local area. Students will gain hands-on experience promoting economic development in rural communities, and in turn, the communities will benefit through a bolstering of their economic development efforts and the cultivation of future ambassadors for rural Central Texas.

 

Download Application Form Here!Rural Internship Program Flyer

$500 scholarships will be awarded to Chambers of Commerce, local Economic Development Organizations or Departments of Tourism within the seven-county CTCOG region.

 

 

 

 

Student Interns must:

  • Be a junior or senior in your local high school.
  • Live in a rural community with a population of 20,000 or less based on the 2010 US Census.
  • Demonstrate civic awareness and community involvement.
  • Maintain an A or B GPA before and during the internship.
  • Have written recommendation from a school administrator.
  • Have two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers.
All rural Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations, and Departments of Tourism in the seven-county CTCOG region are welcome to apply.                              
Deadline to apply is April 1, 2022

Applications may be submitted to Dominic Elizondo at dominic.elizondo@ctcog.org. Questions may be sent to the same email, or call 254‐770‐2379

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO PARTICIPANTS IN THE RURAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2022:

KAY THEATRE FOUNDATION, ROCKDALE

CITY OF KEMPNER