Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program: Information for Sponsors
Complete a Request Form:
Managers at the TCEQ, other state agencies, or private industry interested in sponsoring an intern must complete a Sponsor Request Form.
Please specify the preferred major(s) and include a description of the tasks and duties to be performed. The goal of our internship program is to ensure that students are provided a meaningful learning experience.
Next Steps in the Process:
1. The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Coordinator at the TCEQ verifies each candidate’s eligibility and refers qualified candidate applications to potential sponsors.
2. Sponsors interview candidates and make final selections, or authorize the MLEIP Coordinator to select interns for placement. Selections are based on academic major/achievement, geographic preference, and life and work experiences.
3. The sponsor/mentor notifies candidates in writing of their selection, and gives specifics related to their internship assignment.
4. TCEQ managers who sponsor an intern refer to MLEIP procedures on TNET.
During the Internship:
Interns are expected to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the positions to which they are assigned. Interns must abide by all policies, procedures, and regulations of the employing agency or organization. This may include drug testing.
As a sponsor/mentor, you will provide feedback concerning your intern's performance.