Student Opportunities

Community Bridges

The Community Bridges program is a year-long, service-learning fellowship for Rice undergraduate students. Community Bridges fellows simultaneously study the theories of urban sociology in the classroom and undertake internships with local nonprofit organizations to address urban inequality and poverty issues in the Greater Houston area. At the end of the spring semester, fellows give research poster presentations about the findings and impact of their work during the program’s culminating event, the Community Bridges Spring Celebration.

Students earn a total of five upper-level credits while participating in the program.

Click here to learn more about the program, partner organizations, or to submit an application.

Student Positions

Student work opportunities, when available, are posted on Handshake.

Student Writers for the Urban Edge

If you have a story idea that fits what the Kinder Institute is all about – data-driven analysis aimed at informing urban policy and development – send us an email with a little bit about your background, story idea and why you’re the right person to tell it.

Approved stories will run on the Kinder Institute's Urban Edge blog with your byline. While student submissions are unpaid, they may be promoted through the institute's e-newsletter and social media platforms and possibly shared and/or republished by Apple News and other outlets.

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