What is an internship?

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 can also be called cooperative education, practicum, service learning, etc.

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 are extremely valuable, and we encourage you to consider completing one.

How do I schedule an appointment for internship advising assistance?

We encourage you to meet with our Internships Office to receive assistance on searching for applying for internships. We can assist you from the early stages of where to begin looking all the way to helping you get hired!

To schedule an appointment:

  • Log in to Handshake 
  • Select Career Center on the top right
  • Choose the Appointments box
  • Click on Schedule a New Appointment
  • Select Internship Search & Advising
  • Find available appointment dates and times and schedule your appointment

What is a typical internship advising appointment like?

Each student appointment typically lasts 20-30 minutes and is generally tailored to the student’s needs and experiences. Type of student appointments include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with searching for internships
  • Getting course credit for your internship
  • Review of internship application materials
  • Advice and suggestions for exploring majors
  • Finding experiential experiences
  • Assistance with finding shadowing opportunities
  • General questions about internships and experiential opportunities

How do I prepare for an internship advising appointment?

Depending on the appointment type, different things may need to be brought with you, such as your application materials if you are applying for internships, or completed forms for the internship course credit. We would also encourage you to have questions and/or talking points prepared to maximize your student appointment.

How many internship advising appointments can I attend?

There is no minimum number of student appointments a student can have per semester. We encourage continuing to schedule appointments with us to maximize your experience.

Do I have to pay to attend an internship advising appointment?

Scheduling appointments with the Internships Office is free for all TWU students.

If I already have an internship, can I receive course credit?

Yes, please visit our academic internship website for more information on receiving course credit for your internship.

For more information

Contact Juan E. Armijo, jarmijo@twu.edu

Page last updated 9:50 AM, February 15, 2022