For Graduate Students, the Internship/Cooperative Education Program (Internships) provides an opportunity to gain professional work experience related to a particular field of study An internship is meant to be educational in nature. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and in many cases can be completed for academic credit to be used toward a degree requirement. Completing an internship to add to a resume is a strong way to improve options for full-time employment after graduation.
The UT Dallas Career Center Internship Program provides students with the information and tools necessary to successfully navigate the internship process, from orientation to the program itself to evaluation at the end of the semester. Internship program staff members provide information about eligibility, preparation, and academic credit options, and assistance with the internship search. Students can also get information about the possibility of completing an internship at their current place of full-time employment.
To get registered with the internship program, a student must:
The Career Center recommends that a student begin searching for an internship one semester or more in advance of the desired starting semester. The Career Center also recommends that the student take advantage of other services, including resume critiques and mock interviews, to be most successful in the internship search. For more information about the program, contact the Career Center in McDermott Library 1.312. (Phone: 972-883-2943, Web: www.utdallas.edu/career, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).