The University of North Texas recognizes the significant value internships provide for both employers and students. The UNT Internship Program works closely with employers to develop internships within their organizations and assists students in obtaining high-quality internships prior to graduation. The mission of the program is to develop well-prepared students who, through the benefits of experiential education, become the next generation of leaders for the global community. We welcome and encourage you to post your opportunities with us! Please find below the detailed instructions for the internship process at UNT including how to post, guidelines/regulations, and internship recruitment.
What is an Internship?
An internship is a work experience (typically one semester in length) related to the student’s 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. Depending on the requirements of the degree program, a student may or may not receive college credit for an internship. In some degree programs, an internship is required.
Recruiting for Internships
All internship positions are posted in Handshake. Posting an Internship Position provides detailed information about the posting process including how to create an effective internship description. The Internship Marketing & Recruitment at UNT resource provides information about how to connect with students at UNT.
In a partnership with Parker Dewey, UNT helps employers build a virtual presence and connect with students in a mutually beneficial and meaningful way. The program provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to complete short-term, paid, professional assignments in a completely virtual setting. Micro-internships provide employers with the same benefits as traditional internships, but the projects are much shorter (typically 5 to 40 hours). Learn more About Micro-Internships.
Career Treks Job Shadowing
Career Treks was established to facilitate job shadowing opportunities across all industries and is designed to assist students in their career exploration and development by matching them with hosts working in their career field of interest.
Internship Guidelines and Regulations
All UNT internships must follow the internship requirements as established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the U.S. Department of Labor. The NACE Position Statement: U.S. Internships provides a definition and criteria for internships that employers should review. In addition, the DOL has published the Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act concerning unpaid internships. UNT follows these regulations and guidelines when approving internship opportunities for posting. Please reach out to a member of our Internship team based on your recruiting needs:
- Corey Davidson, supports internships for the following Colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – Communication Studies, Media Arts, Converged Broadcast Media, Professional Technical Communications, and Dance & Theatre; Mayborn School of Journalism; Music; Visual Arts and Design
- Sarah Spath, supports internships for the following Colleges: Engineering; Information; Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism; Science
- Jeremy Ray, supports internships for the following Colleges: Education; Health and Public Service; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – most majors
- G. Brint Ryan College of Business: Brian Hirsch – Accounting and Professional Selling; Beth Kent – BCIS, Business Analytics, Real Estate, Logistics, Operations, Risk Management and Financial Services; Destiny Price – Sport Entertainment Management; Tammy van der Leest – Marketing and Management
- UNT at Frisco: Amy Hicks