MLEIC, a 501c3 non-profit, is grateful for sponsor donations that fund our annual intern conference, team building sessions, and virtual interactive webinars.


Your Donations allow us to invest in emerging leaders by:

  • Providing structured mentoring and networking opportunities

  • Empowering talented students to stretch their skills with on-the-job-training

  • Building self-confidence in recent college graduates

  • Inspiring student leaders to launch their career

  • Impacting current and future generations


Interested in increasing your impact?  Check with your employer organization to see if they provide a Matching Gifts Program and if you’re eligible to participate.

You can support us while using Amazon. Simply visit and search for Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Corp in the list of charities. Bookmark this link so that Amazon will designate 0.5% of each eligible purchase to help cultivate citizens of the world through Leland internships! 

Here’s what our MLEIP Partners have to saY:

Finding skilled workers is an ongoing challenge for Texas businesses, non-profits and governmental entities. Fortunately, Texas leaders can proactively participate in MLEIP. I have been associated with MLEIP for many years by helping place interns with Texas employers through the Texas Association of Business and Texas SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).  This program is a ‘state treasure’ and one of the most respected environmental internship programs in the nation.

Bob Cartwright, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Immediate Past Board Chairman, Texas Association of Business (TAB)
President / CEO, Intelligent Compensation, LLC

Contributing to the MLEIP is an investment in the success of environmental, energy, and other business functions of your operations. We provide hands-on experience to equip interns to be prepared for real world scenarios upon graduation.

Leonard H. O. Spearman, Jr.
Senior Advisor, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy

We have participated in MLEIP for about 8 years, and hired 20 summer interns during that time. Close to half of our interns have been subsequently hired as full-time employees.  The program makes it easy to select highly qualified, motivated interns from a diverse candidate pool.  The partnerships that have evolved from our participation in MLEIP have been invaluable to both the student and our organization.

Jennifer Adams
Director, Senior Consultant, Braun Intertec

The MLEIP assists in the placement of motivated college students in real world assignments that enhance skill sets and provide valuable experience. The benefits of the program extend well beyond the interns. MLEIP allows employers to assess how today’s intern can meet tomorrow’s future full-time need. I encourage Texas firms to partner with the TCEQ in placing these interns. You will find the value to you is as great as the opportunity provided to these students.

Carlos Rubinstein
Principal, RSAH2O LLC
TCEQ Commissioner, 2009-2013

I encourage your participation in MLEIP.  Since the program’s inception in 1992, over 2,000 college students and numerous companies have benefitted.
MLEIP is a program for and about winners –  Win for Students, Win for Employers, Win for the State of Texas and a Win for the Environment.
R. B. “Ralph” Marquez 
TCEQ Commissioner, 1994-2006

Special thanks to our 2019 Conference Sponsors for their generous donations and for supporting our mission!

There’s never been a better time to invest in the future of our communities, our nation, our planet.

Your donation will directly benefit the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Corporation, (MLEIC), 501(c)(3).
No contributions will be provided to or solicited by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

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