Colin Gary

2015–2017

Colin GrayWhile looking for an internship for the summer in 2015 between my first and second year while working on my Master’s Degree in Public Service & Administration focusing on nonprofit organizations at Texas A&M, I was lucky enough to come across the Transportation Advocacy Group – Houston Region on a page full of different internship opportunities. I did not have much of an idea of what I would do, but I decided to apply anyway. The organization does work in the city where I am from and sounded like an opportunity too good to miss. It was!

Working with TAG gave me a lot of experience. I learned how to write press releases, use call to action software, sharpened my Excel skills, staffed TAG events, expanded my professional network, and even learned how to work on the TAG website. No matter your current experience level, I highly recommend applying to be a TAG intern. A TAG internship is what you make of it. It can apply to many different fields such as political science, nonprofit organizations, transportation studies, advertising, event planning, and communications. There are many different ways to help.

The people at TAG are wonderful! They welcomed me from the very beginning. They are very helpful and very nice. This includes everyone from the Chairman, Executive Director, the Board, and the members. It has been a joy to work with them.

One of the most important things I gained from my internship with TAG is all the great relationships it fostered. I cannot recommend the people at TAG highly enough. They recognize hard work and are committed wholeheartedly to the success of the organization. I am very thankful to have been a part of TAG – Houston.