Internships are a form of experiential learning, typically 1 semester (3–4 months or 10–12 weeks), that are related to your academic major or career goals.
Internships are extremely valuable, and we encourage you to consider completing one.
An internship, or experiential experience, is required in some degree programs, but even if it is not required, you can still complete an internship as well as receive course credit for it. If you are unsure if your academic program requires it, please contact us.
Internships can also be called cooperative education, practicum, service learning, etc. Have additional questions, visit our FAQ.
Schedule an appointment with the Internships & Experiential Learning Office to discuss internships, fellowships, job shadowing opportunities, academic research programs, service-learning projects, and other experiential programs and experiences.
Types of appointments:
Interested in applying for additional experiential opportunities, such as fellowships, volunteer experiences, or academic research opportunities, or finding job shadowing programs? Schedule an appointment to discuss more of these opportunities and how to get started.
Internship search & advising
Looking for an internship experience or want advice on how to get started? Schedule an appointment to learn more about how to begin the search process.
Reviewing & submitting applications
Are you ready to finalize your application materials? Meet with a staff member to review and submit your application for an internship, fellowship, research program, or other experiential program applications.
Are you a first or second year student looking to gain experience? Meet with a staff member to learn about service-learning projects, how to create your own service-learning experience, drafting emails to reach out to community partners, developing learning outcomes for your project, and applying this experience to your resume.
To schedule an appointment:
- Log in to Handshake
- Select Career Center on the top right corner
- Select the first box, Appointments
- Click on Schedule a New Appointment
- Review the list and select Internships & Experiential Learning
- Choose from the following options: Experiential Opportunities, Internship Search & Advising, Reviewing & Submitting Applications, or Service-Learning Projects
- Then look for available appointment times and days and schedule it
Academic internship credit
Internship programs and events
TWU offers a variety of experiential programs and employer events to help you find internship opportunities and connect with employers and professionals in the workforce.
In addition to using Handshake, our online recruitment platform, we encourage you to visit any of the websites listed below. We can assist you in navigating these websites.
- Texas Internship Challenge (a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- About.com Internships
- Accountingfly (for Accounting Students)
- Career Builder
- College Grad
- Glassdoor Search for Internships, Company Reviews, Salaries and Descriptions of Job Interviews.
- Google Jobs—in the search bar, type "Internships near me" and click on the blue box!
(Not for Profit Opportunities)
- Jobing.com (Dallas)
- Jobing.com (Fort Worth)
- Simply Hired
- USA (Federal) Jobs (Pathways for Students to Federal Careers)
- Work in Texas
While we make every effort to prevent fraudulent job postings, it is not immune to occasional scams. You may encounter fraudulent job opportunities when searching for jobs on the Internships website. You may also receive a fraudulent email that has been forged to make it appear as if it came from a reputable company. Use common sense, if it looks fraudulent, do not reply and report to our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately.
Protect your personal information and avoid scams:
- Never provide any social security number, credit card or bank account numbers to prospective employers over the phone or electronically
- Refuse background/credit checks until you have met the employer in person
- Never wire funds - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer
- Beware of fake cashier checks and money orders - banks will hold you responsible
Page last updated 2:23 PM, December 5, 2022