Internships

Internships are valuable opportunities designed to combine educational goals and career paths to provide students with practical experience. Internships can sometimes be used for academic credit when combined with an internship course.

Internship Course Information (for A&H Majors)

ISAH 4V50 - Internship - (1-3 semester hours) - Students undertake a new learning experience at a supervised work situation related to their academic interests. An internship provides exposure to a professional working environment, application of theory to working realities, and an opportunity to test skills and clarify goals. Course requirements include formal and reflective writing. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). Graded credit/no credit only. ([1-3]-0) R.

Limit 3 semester hours per semester.

Note that ISAH 4V50 is a class. Tuition and fees associated with this course will be assessed. This course varies where it will count on the degree plan, and is dependent on the content of the internship and degree requirements needed.

Students who are not seeking course credit for an Internship must follow the same guidelines and procedure through the Career Center.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students must have completed 24 hours of college course work before the internship semester. At least 12 of the 24 completed hours must be at UT Dallas.
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA or have permission from the A&H Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
  • The internship must enhance learning and development.
  • Undergraduate students may earn up to 6 credit hours of internship credit toward graduation; 3 credit hours maximum per semester.
    • 3 credit hours = 240+ work hours
    • 2 credit hours = 160+ work hours
    • 1 credit hour = 80+ work hours
  • International (F-1) students must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour in each internship semester per CPT guidelines.

Steps

  1. Fulfill UTD Career Center’s steps for participation in Internship Programs, which include completing the Internship Seminar and completing your Handshake profile (an account has already been created for you upon course enrollment).
  2. Meet with the A&H Career Consultant in advance to plan for an internship.
  3. Review internship request deadlines.
  4. Upload an offer letter, Release of Indemnification form, and a detailed job description via Handshake. Click "Career Center > Experiences > Request an Experience" to initiate internship course approval.
  5. The A&H Internship Coordinator will send the job description to the academic advisor for approval.
  6. Once both the A&H Career Center Internship Coordinator and the student's academic advisor approve the job description, a student may register for the course with their academic advisor.