A TWU student at a career fair.

Internships are an excellent way for you to hire motivated, professional and diverse students who are eager to apply their learning to your organization. Internships are a good investment, providing a cost-effective trial period to experience your industry's newest talent.

By hiring interns, you can increase your visibility on campus and recruit the best and the brightest while they are still in school. A well-planned internship program benefits your organization as well as provides a rich learning experience for students.


Bring fresh perspectives and creative problem-solving skills to your organization.

Are energetic, dependable and eager to learn and contribute, making them some of your most dedicated and productive employees.

Have been trained with the latest skills, technology and knowledge from their academic programs.

Benefits of hiring an intern

  • Company Branding: Opportunity for branding and recognition of the host's company on the TWU campus
  • Mentoring: Experience mentoring students and building connections with them
  • Talent Acquisition: Develop and strengthen a potential recruiting relationship with TWU

Use Handshake

All of our opportunities (internships, volunteer positions, part-time jobs, and full-time opportunities) are all posted on Handshake, our online recruitment platform, for students to find.

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Post an opportunity on Handshake

Recruiting Interns

One of the best recruitment techniques employers prefer is interactions and engagement with our students. We have a variety of programs and events for employers to connect with students.

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Attend a Recruitment Event

Defining an internship experience

A TWU student meets an employer at a career fair.

To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor 
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals
Tips for Designing an Internship Program

Learn more about designing an internship program that maximizes student learning, productivity and employer satisfaction

Page last updated 3:49 PM, February 5, 2024