Internship Information for Students

Meet the Internship Team 

  • Aaron Anderson, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Science; Health and Public Service; and Education
  • Corey Davidson, Mayborn School of Journalism and New College 
  • Caroline Frey, Engineering; Information; Music; Visual Arts and Design; and Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
  • G. Brint Ryan College of Business – Brian HirschAccounting and Personal Selling, Destiny Price, BCIS and Business Analytics, Dee Wilson, Marketing and Management Beth Kent, Real Estate, Logistics, Operations, Risk Management and Financial Services

The Value of Internships

An internship is a work experience (typically one semester in length) related to your field of study with an emphasis on “on-the-job” training rather than merely employment. Although some internships are unpaid, our program strives to promote paid opportunities.

Some degree programs require students to complete an internship as part of their coursework. In other degree programs, students have the option of completing an internship for credit. You should check with your academic advisor and internship coordinator to find out what’s required or possible for your major. If you’re completing an internship for credit, there will be specific requirements set by your academic department that you must meet. But even if you will not get credit for it, an internship is an extremely valuable opportunity and every student is encouraged to complete at least one internship.

One advantage of completing an internship is that employers prefer to hire graduates who’ve gained hands-on experience related to their major. Other benefits are that it:

Extends your classroom learning into a real-world setting. Provides the opportunity to reinforce your choice of major and career path.
Allows you to gain practical experience and transferable skills by working in a professional environment. Gives you a competitive advantage in the job market because of the knowledge and skills you develop in the position.
Helps you develop a network of professional contacts in your career field. Provides insight into your future career.

Finding an Internship

Featured internship positions that are currently available can be viewed here.  A complete list of current internship opportunities are available in Handshake. After you log in to Handshake, you can filter for Internships. In addition, Internship Coordinators are available to assist students who are interested in completing an internship or other experiential learning opportunities.

Internships Abroad

There are opportunities for students to participate in internships abroad.  Keep in mind that while these are great opportunities, there are more costs involved (airfare, fees for collaborating agencies, room & board, etc.) than a typical internship and credit may not be available. To view the available international internships, log in to Handshake and go to Search Jobs. Click on the International Internships position type and start your search. These positions are made available with the help of UNT’s Study Abroad Office.

Additional Sources for Internship Opportunities

Federal Internships

Resources for Reporting, Financial Aid, and International Students