Externships are back, happening virtually and in person over Spring Break, March 11-15, 2024 or, another time during the Spring Semester (dates will be coordinated with the host if matched)! To learn more about the Owl Edge Externship program, click here. READ ALL EXTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS HERE.

This semester, we have exciting opportunities with hosts who work for Accenture, Blue Origin, Baylor College of Medicine, Chevron, Google, the U.S. Department of Education, and so many more!

Keep an open mind as you read the descriptions in 12twenty - especially if more than one path interests you. Many externships fall under multiple career functions in 12twenty, although listed only once below (along with the host's academic starting point and graduation year, if applicable). You'll see hosts with both linear AND non-linear career paths. We encourage you to explore career paths!

Apply to as many externships as you find interesting (the CCD reads and ranks each application, and an algorithm matches students to an opportunity - the more externships you apply to, the better the chance is of being matched)! Questions?


You can view more about each opportunity and apply in 12twenty.

  1. Start in "Rice Student Employment" tab
  2. Add a filter for "Type of Job" and select "Owl Edge Externship"
  3. Optional: add a filter for "Career Function (Cluster)" and add a cluster
  4. Optional: add a filter for "First Gen Hosts" to see which hosts were the first in their families to graduate college.

Deadline: January 29 at 11:59 pm.

Arts, Communication, and Entertainment

  • Cambria Films - CEO, Executive Producer: Alum, English
  • Freelance artist and adjunct professor - Freelance theater artist: Alum, Theatre & History
  • Honey Art Cafe - Cafe owner and artist: Alum, Architecture
  • Houston Chronicle - Audience Producer/Audience Journalist: Alum, English, Theatre
  • Lamar University - Associate Professor, Art History; Art & Design Chair : Alum, Art History (PhD)
  • New career in photography and multimedia, was Director of Operations at Semiconductor Company - retired, was Director of Operations at Semiconductor Company: Alum, Doctorate, Physics
  • PitchBook, Graphic Designer - Graphic Designer: Alum, Kinesiology
  • Starbucks - director regional operations - Director regional operations : Alum, Mechanical Engineering
  • Writer/filmmaker - Writer: Alum, Physics & Math

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Computer, IT, and Math

  • Belvedere Trading - Campus Recruiter: Rice Business Partners
  •, Inc. - Vice President, Total Rewards, Operations, & Payroll: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Alum, Managerial Studies and English
  • Chevron Corporation - Digital Product Line Manager: Alum, Business Administration
  • Data Engineer for - Data Engineer: Alum, Chemical Physics
  • DataRobot, Inc. - Chief Product Officer: Alum, Computer Science
  • Dell Technologies - Product Development Manager: Alum, MBA
  • - Software dev/QA manager: Alum, Electrical Engineering
  • DispatchHealth - Tech Lead: Alum, Computer Science, Managerial Studies
  • Google - Cloud Architect and Product Manager: Alum, Mathematics
  • HP, Inc. - Engineer : Alum, Economics
  • Information Technology (IBM,) 1997-2019; Defense/Aerospace (TRW, Raytheon) 1978-1984 - Systems engineer: Alum, BSEE, MEE (Electrical Engineering)
  • IT Consulting - CTO, Consultant, DIrector of IT, Director of Application: Alum, Mathematics
  • OnePager - Vice President of Solutions (Engineering): Alum, BA in History
  • OpenStax - Product Manager II: Faculty/Staff
  • Pfizer Inc - Digital Risk and Compliance Lead: Parent
  • Rice University, Cambridge Office Building/Home Office - IT Project Manager, Business Consultant: Alum, Chemical Engineering
  • Schrödinger Inc - biotech - Solutions Architect/Data Scientist: Alum, Data Science, Chemistry
  • Smith - Corporate Recruiter : Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • Snowflake Inc. - Senior Practice Manager: Alum, Civil and Environmental
  • Southwest Airlines - Data Science Business Consultant: Alum, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • TechFabric in Gilbert, AZ - Principal Product Strategist: Alum, Policy Studies, Psychology
  • The Arcticom Group - Senior Director of Information Technology: Parent, Economics
  • Wētā Workshop - Lead Game Programmer: Alum, Computer Science & English, BA
  • Zscaler - CTO-in-Residence: Alum, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Education, Nonprofit, and Social Enterprise

  • AJ Tutoring & Walk with Christina - Tutoring Center Director, ADHD Career Coach: Alum, Chemistry & Linguistics
  • Aledo Middle School - 8th grade science teacher : Parent, Secondary Science Education
  • Appalachian Headwaters - Education Director: Alum, Environmental Science and Engineering, History
  • Baltimore City Public Schools - Assistant Principal: Alum, Mathematics and Linguistics
  • BECS English Conversation School - Head Teacher: Alum, Physics
  • Blue Origin - Lunar Programs Training Lead: Alum, Political Science
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo - Education Specialist & ZooCrew Director: Alum, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EBIO)
  • CHAT (Cultural of Help Advancing Together) - Executive Director: Non-Profit Collaborator, Public Health
  • CityWorks DC - Senior Director of Development: Alum, Sociology (Masters)
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School - English Teacher: Parent
  • Gravyty (Ed Tech) - Account Manager: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • Gray Rhino & Company - Founder and CEO: Alum, French, Policy Studies
  • I do both - Industrial development and Community development - Private sector development Expert- Legal Representative: Rice Business Partners
  • Latin School of Chicago - Learning Specialist/ Learning Resource Teacher: Parent
  • Non profit organisation (Almawaddah association for family development) - Assistant General Manager: Parent
  • Non-profit Civic Engagement; social justice; leadership development - Advocacy & Programs Manager: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates - Executive Director: Alum, Chemistry, Sociology
  • OpenStax - Demand Generation Specialist: Alum, Psychology
  • Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford - FAIRsharing Content and Community Coordinator: Alum, Ancient Mediterranean Civ., Biology
  • Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast - Community Organizer: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • Prior service with the federal government - President, National Museum of Language: Alum, Anthropology
  • Retired from the United States Navy. Entrepreneur - Owner: MBA
  • RTI International - Senior Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technical Advisor : Alum, Political Science
  • Sacramento New Technology HS - Teacher: Alum, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • St. Joseph House 501(c)3 social services non profit - Admissions Coordinator: Community Member
  • State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) - President & CEO: Alum, Music, Political Science
  • Stephen F. Austin High School (Fort Bend Independent School District) - Forensic Science Teacher: Alum, B.A. in Neuroscience
  • The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation - Senior Program Associate, Clean Energy and Subsurface Energy Programs: Alum , History and Social Policy Analysis
  • The University of Iowa - Visiting Assistant Professor of African American History : Alum, History
  • Trinity University Residential Life - Residential Life Coordinator: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Agriculture and Extension Education
  • University of Central Florida School of Social Work - Instructor, Field Education Faculty: Alum, BA Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
  • University of Vermont - Professor: Alum, English and Sociology, BA
  • Western Reserve Academy (Boarding School in Ohio) - Dean of Academic Affairs: Parent

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Engineering and Architecture

  • Aava Technology - Co-owner: Alum, Electrical Engineering
  • Architecture + Information (A+I) - Designer: Alum, Architecture + Art History
  • BGE, Inc. - Senior Project Manager: Alum, Civil Engineering
  • Boeing - Chemical engineer: Alum, Materials Science & Nanoengineering
  • CobbFendley - Senior Project Manager: Alum, Civil Engineering, Spanish
  • Construction management and engineering consulting at hdr - Construction manager and project manager : Alum, Civil Engineering
  • DEC - Engineer III, Hydrology and Hydraulics Division: Alum, Civil Engineering
  • DMC Inc. - Project Engineer: Alum, Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer (Texas Instruments) - TI Fellow (retired): Alum, Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering supervisor for Flint Hills Resources Refinery - Plant Engineering Lead: Parent
  • Former President of an Architectural Design Build entity with spotless enviable record - President / Principal Residential Designer: No, Master in Architecture
  • General Electric HealthCare - Engineer: Alumni Relationship/Recruiting Group, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Eng
  • Heather Young Architects - Partner: Alum, BA Arch, B Arch
  • HM Electronics, Inc. - Chief Engineer, Research & Development: Alum, Electrical Engineering
  • Honeywell/UOP - Lead Program Manager of Projects.: Parent
  • Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc. - Principal: Alum, Architecture
  • Kimball Electronics, Inc - Vice President Human Resources: Alum, Psychology
  • Kuraray America - La Porte/Bayport Plants - General Manager - PVOH Business Unit: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter/Alum, Chemical Engineering
  • Lockwood Andrews & Newnam, Inc. - Talent Acquisition Coordinator: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • NASA - Johnson Space Center - Deputy Manager - Orion Avionics, Power & Software Office: Parent
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab - Technologist: Alum, Physics
  • NYC Architect - Architectural Designer: Alum, Architecture
  • O3 Structural Studio - Principal Engineer: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Alumni, Civil Engineering (structural focus)
  • PEMEX Deer Park Refinery - Causal Learning Focal Point: Parent
  • pH design - Vice President: Alum, Architecture
  • R1 RCM - VP of Architecture: Alum, Computer Science
  • Raymond Engineering - Senior Architect: Alum, Architecture
  • Richard Beard Architects - Associate : Rice Business Partners, Richard who started Richard Beard Architects graduated from Rice
  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor - Software Engineer: Alum, Mechanical Engineering
  • Silk Road Medical - R&D Engineer: Alum, Bioengineering
  • SPEARS HORN ARCHITECTS - Principal Architect / President: Alum, Architecture
  • Tenaris - HR: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, HR
  • Testengeer, inc. - Principle Process Engineer: Alum, Chemical Engineering
  • TexSource - Owner: Alum, Chemical Engineering
  • Vermeer Corporation - Systems Principal Engineer: Parent
  • WGA (I have worked for several civil engineering firms) - Director, People Operations: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Engineering
  • Ziegler Cooper Architects - Architect: Community Member

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Finance, Consulting, and Enterprise

  • Accenture - Strategy Analyst #1: Alum, Bioengineering
  • Accenture - Strategy Analyst #2: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Sport Analytics & Social Policy Analysis
  • AiSprouts VC - Founder & GP: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Computer Engineering
  • Aurora Energy Research - Associate, Global Energy and U.S. Gas Markets: Alum, PhD
  • Baker Tilly - Manager - Development Advisory Services: Alum, Economics
  • Board Chair of Hollard Ghana - Board Chair: Parent, English
  • BuildGroup LLC - Co-founder: Alum, German, Economics
  • Chevron Technology Ventures - Venture Prinicpal: Alum, Chemical Engineering (undergrad); Masters of Data Science
  • Concise Capital Management - Principal: Alum, Mathematical Sciences, English, Economics
  • Cypress Associates - Managing Director: Alum, Mathematical Sciences
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Sr. Business Systems Analyst: Alum, Mechanical Engineering
  • Fernweh Group / Ayna AI - Associate Manager: Community Member
  • Financial Engineering , Statistics - N/A: Self , Energy Economics
  • Founder, Financial Radiance - Founder: Parent
  • I run a private long/short investment company - Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager: Parent
  • IDP Education & Scale Investors - Non Executive Director: Parent
  • Latina Chief, Diversity Executive Search - Managing Partner: Alum, BA PoliSci
  • Marathon Oil (Upstream) - Senior Planning Analyst: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Energy Economics
  • Prais+Barnette - Partner: Alum, Chemical Engineering
  • PROS Inc - Technical Program Manager: Alum, Business Administration
  • Real Estate Investment / Development - Senior Director: Alum, Architecture, Visual Arts
  • Real Estate Investor and Developer at Romulus Partners - Managing Partner: Rice Business Partners
  • Retired (self-employed) Former VP corporate & business development - Retired (self-employed) Former VP corporate & business development: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • Rippling Nature - Sage Strategist: Alum, History
  • Sketchy, previous place of employment was Boston Consulting Group, where I was a Strategy Associate - Strategy Associate: Alum, Social Policy Analysis
  • Willis Towers Watson - Associate - Corporate Development & Strategy: Alum, Economics & Managerial Studies

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Public Policy, Government, and Law

  • Baker McKenzie - Partner: Alum, Economics
  • Booz Allen Hamilton - Government Consultant, Organization Transformation and Change Consultant, SNR: Alum, Business Administration
  • California Department of Finance - Program Budget Manager: Alum, Public Policy, Government, and Law
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning: Alum, Biology
  • Co-owner of law firm - Attorney/ shareholder : Alum, B.A., History
  • Condon Tobin - Associate Attorney: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Mathematical Economic Analysis
  • Google - Director, Content Legal: Alum, Sociology
  • Harris Co. Pct. 2, Leonel Castillo Community Center - Community Center Manager: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter
  • I was a CIA operations officer for 35 years - Operations Officer: Alum, Political Science
  • Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities - Director of Transit Oriented Development (TOD): Alum, Mathematics & Economics
  • Morrison Foerster - Senior Talent Development Specialist : Alum, English
  • Municipal Court - Presiding Judge: Alum, English, Psychology
  • New York State Unified Court System - Special Referee: Alum, English
  • Pathway Capital Management - Vice President and Assistant General Counsel: Parent
  • Self-Employed Lawyer - Lawyer: Parent
  • Skelton & Blackstone Attorneys, LLC - Partner: Alum, Classics
  • Social Security Administration - Administrative Law Judge: Alum, English
  • Texas Office of Homeland Security within the Texas Department of Public Safety - Critical Infrastructure Protection Coordinator: Parent
  • The Legal Aid Society - I am a public defender - Staff Attorney: Alum, Philosophy, Political Science
  • US Department of Education - Group Leader for Policy: Alum, English, French
  • Yates Title - Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner: Alum, B. A. Anthropology

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Sciences and Health

  • Abbott Laboratories - Divisional Vice President, Research & Development: Alum
  • Anton Paar USA - Technical Sales Representative: Alum, BS Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor of orthopedic sports medicine at UT Health Houston medical school: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Alumni , Biology, ecosystems
  • Barnlight Kids Dental - Pediatric Dentist: Alum, Electrical Engineering
  • Bay Area, CA. Palo Alto Medical Foundation. - Plastic Surgeon: Parent, Interviewer for undergraduate admissions, Studio Art/Art History
  • Baylor College of Medicine - Assistant Professor: Parent
  • Baylor College of Medicine - Research Coordinator: Alum, Cognitive Sciences
  • Baylor College of Medicine - Medical Student: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Alumni , BA in Neuroscience
  • Boston Children's Hospital - Clinical Research Assistant: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Cognitive Sciences
  • Bruder Consulting & Venture Group - Vice President: Alum & Adjunct Faculty in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Dentistry - Dentist / practice owner: Parent, DDS
  • ERM (Environmental Resources Management) - Environmental Consultant: Alum, Environmental Science
  • GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines - Regulatory Affairs: Alum, Environmental Science & Eng.
  • Heart Care Center NW Houston. Interventional Cardiologist. Nuclear Cardiology Echo cardiomyopathy Pacemakers - M.D. : Parent
  • Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics AND Smiles For Kids Pediatric Dentistry - Pediatric Dentist & Business Owner: Alum, Biology, Slavic Languages
  • Houston Child and Family Therapy PC my private practice - Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and family therapist: Parent
  • Houston Pediatric Neurology and Sleep, PLLC - MD, CEO: Parent
  • I am a self-employed dentist with multiple dental office locations in Illinois. - Dentist: Parent
  • I own my own business - Psychologist/Owner: Community Member
  • Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth & Planetary Science - Postdoctoral fellow: Alum, Earth Science (BS); Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (BS) (double major)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Ecologist and Science Program Manager: Alum, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • McGovern Medical School - Medical Student: Alum, Biosciences (B.S.) and Sociology (B.A.)
  • MD Anderson Department of Critical Care - M. D. ; Associate Professor : Alum, Biology
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Attending Pediatric Oncologist: Parent
  • My husband and I own and operate our private dental practice for 24 yrs - dentist: Parent
  • My own private Family Medicine practice, Archway Family Medicine - Family Medicine Physician: Alum, Cognitive Science
  • MycoTechnology - CTO: Parent
  • Press Ganey - Transformation Consultant: Parent
  • Private consulting and coaching company, previously - Senior Vice President for a Swiss Company, worked in Germany - Founder and Managing Director: Alum, Doctorate in Chemistry
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - Vice Chair, Radiology: Parent
  • self - Medical office at Scurlock Tower - Methodist - Physician: Community Member
  • Southwest Asthma and Allergy Associates - Physician - Allergy/Immunology: Alum, Economics/Pre-Med
  • Surgical Associates of Corpus Christi - Surgeon: Alum, BIOCHEMISTRY/ ECONOMICS
  • TerraVolta Resources - Founder and CEO: Community Member/Friend/Recruiter, Economics
  • The Philip Israel breast center - Breast surgeon: Parent
  • TIP Consultants - Medical Device Executive / Founder: Alum, Mechanical Engineering
  • U.S. Army DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center - Physicist: Alum, Physics
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Professor: Parent
  • University of Utah Health - Assistant Professor; Integrative Medicine Faculty Physician: Alum, Religious Studies
  • UTHealth Houston - Director of the UTHealth EP Heart CV/EP Training Program: Community Member

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The Owl Edge Externship Program welcomes students of all ethnicities and natural origins, gender and gender identities, sexual orientations, classes, religions, and disabilities. Externship participants who have a disability or other condition necessitating accommodation are encouraged to discuss their needs with the program administrator, Alexander Rodriguez --