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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Leadership Rice Mentorship Experience (LRME)

The Leadership Rice Mentorship Experience (LRME) is a paid, summer internship program for returning Rice undergraduates who wish to develop their professional, personal, and civic capacities through the mentorship of experienced professionals. The CCL works closely with mentors to offer internships that provide meaningful and challenging work. Placements are in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Houston, Austin, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Participating mentors agree to oversee the student's professional and personal development.

Beyond the mentored internship, the student experience includes a course (LEAD 250 2 hour credit) that develops the motivation, knowledge, and skills to exercise civic leadership and civic professionalism. The primary objectives of the course are:

  1. To strengthen capacities for self-awareness and reflection, recognizing how beliefs, values, skills and interests that motivate one to take action relate to the capacity to exercise effective leadership.
  2. To strengthen capacities for establishing and fostering meaningful relationships with mentors, co-workers, and peers.
  3. To increase the understanding of civic professionalism regardless of sector and work focus.
  4. To develop a value-based approach towards personal, professional, and civic development.

During the Spring semeter, students will attend workshops that provide foundational knowledge and skills that students then develop over the course of the summer by completing readings, written assignments, and a project 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Jessica Khalaf (jkhalaf@rice.edu)

 LRME 2020 Placements are going live on the LRME Placements Canvas Page. Follow the directions below to enroll:

1. Go to https://catalog.rice.edu/browse/lrme/courses/lrme-placements 
2. Click on Enroll 
3. Fill out your full name and email and agree to the Terms 
4. Click on Enroll in Course