From Intern to Internal Hire: The Next Generation of Sugar Land's Leaders

What do the Sugar Land city manager, digital communications manager and city attorney have in common? They all started off as interns for the City of Sugar Land. 

As a workplace that values individual growth and development, the City prides itself on its employees. The employees below exemplify the growth that is possible within the City. Each of these employees started as an intern for the City, working in various departments to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to excel. 

Ruth Lohmer, City Planner - Long Range for the City, said that before her internship, she knew she was interested in government work but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do exactly.

"It was my internship with the Community Development Department that exposed me to city planning as a profession," Lohmer said. "After that, I knew I wanted to be a city planner, and my dream was to do it for Sugar Land."

Learn more about how to become an intern with the City of Sugar Land.

Click below to learn more about these former interns and how their internship experiences prepared them for the full-time roles they have today.

Mike Goodrum

Mike Goodrum

Cindy Dees

Cindy Dees

Mayra Hernandez

Mayra Hernandez

Ruth Lohmer

Ruth Lohmer

Kayla Northcut

Kayla Northcut

Abigail Martinez

Abigail Martinez

Meredith Riede

Meredith Riede

Shea Smith

Shea Smith