LEE Program

The Leadership Experience & Employment Program

The Leadership Experience & Employment Program founded by the late Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee and now sponsored by Commissioner Rodney Ellis, places Houston area high school graduates and college students in internship positions in county departments and private firms.  Founded in 1985, the Leadership Experience & Employment Program promotes personal growth, academic excellence and professional work experience in fields such as engineering, science and technology, health care, accounting, and construction to name a few.

The program is designed to promote personal growth and knowledge in the working arena, encourage academic excellence, and promote financial rewards for satisfactory completion of work production.  It has been our goal to place students in positions within those departments/divisions relating to their major course of college studies, when possible.

Only one person per family will be placed per program year.

L.E.E. Program Application Package


In order to be eligible for the Harris County Precinct One Leadership Experience & Employment Program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 or more earned credit hours) for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Cannot be on academic probation  


Please send the following information to:
ATTN: L.E.E. Program  
7901 El Rio Street, Houston, TX  77054

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Original Transcript
  • Wallet-sized Color Photo
  • College Acceptance Letter ( HS Seniors only)
  • Waiver/Release Form  
  • Parental Release Form (Minors Only)  


(May vary per assignment)

  • Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • 40 Hours per week


To be determined by hiring authority


All applicants will be notified during the first week of May. Notification for the program and all future correspondence will be conducted through email. Please be sure to provide a valid email address. Notification will not be made by telephone. The decisions of the selection committee are final. Application


L.E.E. Program

Harris County Precinct One  
7901 El Rio Street 
Houston, TX  77054  
Telephone: 346-286-1831  
Email: LEEProgram@cp1.hctx.net

The 2020 LEE Program Application is now available!  Please Click Here
 to download.