Tarleton Division of Research Signs MOU with Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office-Community Development and Revitalization (GLO-CDR) has awarded a contract to place four Tarleton graduate students and two undergraduates in an internship program.

“This partnership is a win-win for our Tarleton students and GLO-CDR,” said Dr. Rupa Iyer, Tarleton Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development. “Through this opportunity, our students will work alongside GLO-CDR leadership and gain valuable workforce skills.”

Tarleton, UT Austin and Texas A&M are the only universities to get the award. 

The internship will provide students with skills and training in accounting, economics, policy development, planning, geographic information system mapping, environmental services and working in a large state agency.

“The Texas General Land Office is proud to partner with Tarleton State University to expand our internship program,” said Jet Hays, Deputy Director for Integration, Community Development and Revitalization for the Texas General Land Office. “This program is not the usual internship, as participants are given the opportunity to assist in the management of disaster recovery programs directly benefitting survivors and mitigation projects to limit the damage resulting from future events.  

“We’re looking for people motivated by the desire to help their fellow Texans and interested in gaining experience in grant management, study management, data services and urban/rural planning.”

Applications for the 2023 spring semester will be accepted soon.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.