Interested Employers

Thank you for your interest in partnering with HREG’s equitable internship program!

What Pathways to Clean Energy Careers can do for participating employers

  • Match your company with under-represented students that are interested in pursuing careers in clean energy.
  • Develop a set of best practices for your company to ensure a diverse and inclusive recruitment and hiring process.
  • Strengthen your connections to the community by fostering local talent.
  • Empower you with a framework to participate in ongoing mentorship development.
  • Address the employment diversity challenge head-on by partnering with HREG to support women and students of color in Texas’ growing green jobs sector.

Program Structure

  1. HREG works with CoH and community organizations to target program to underrepresented Houstonians, setting up website and social media to advertise the program.
  2. Partner Employers (PEs) share internship job descriptions with HREG. HREG can assist PEs in defining internship job descriptions.
  3. HREG works with community organizations, schools, etc. to share internship job descriptions with candidates and gets them to apply.
  4. Candidates submits initial applications with résumés and cover letters.
  5. Initial screening interview is conducted by HREG.
  6. Second screening is held with HREG and its board committee members.
  7. HREG sends the PEs two/three top candidates for each role.
  8. PEs conducts interviews with selected candidates and makes offers to final selections.
  9. HREG conducts mentoring and goal check-ins every two weeks.
  10. HREG conducts exit interviews at the end of internship.

Program Benefits to Partner Employers

  1. Interns accomplish projects/tasks important to PEs’ business goals.
  2. The only cost to participating PEs is the intern’s hourly rate.
  3. HREG conducts majority of the screening and interviewing process.
  4. Foster local talent and strengthen your connections to the community.
  5. Develop a more equitable recruitment process.
  6. HREG conducts mentoring and goal check-ins every two weeks to ensure expectations are met, empowering PEs with a framework to participate in ongoing mentorship development.
  7. Support a more resilient green jobs ecosystem.