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What is an Academic Credit Internship?

In the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at The University of Texas at San Antonio, an academic internship is a credit-bearing, career-related work experience of limited duration in which a student gains real-world experience while earning credit toward their degree.

Internships may take place in a non-profit organization, a government office or a for-profit business and must include training and supervision from an industry professional.

An academic credit internship requires a student to perform scholarly work in conjunction with an approved internship experience. The academic internship must be supervised by a faculty member, and the scope and nature of the academic work must be defined and approved by the faculty member before the student can register for an academic credit internship.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines an internship as a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

Why get credit for your internship?

  • Gain real world experiences while earning credit toward your degree.
  • Determine if the industry and the profession is the best career option to pursue.
  • Network with professionals in the field.
  • Potential for a full-time job offer at the end of the internship based on your performance.

When should I do an internship?

It’s never too early to do an internship! Academic credit internships may be completed within Fall, Spring or Summer academic terms and must be approved first in order to earn credit.

If you are not eligible to obtain credit at this time, we strongly urge you to complete the internship for the professional experience.

Looking for an internship?

Leticia Garcia

 

Leticia Garcia
Assistant Director
of Internships

 

leticia.garcia@utsa.edu

Log in to Handshake for internship postings:

The application deadline for summer is Friday, May 21, 2021.

An internship is a short-term employment assignment, during the summer or regular school year that is related to your major or career goal. Interns work in a professional setting under the supervision of a practicing professional.

You are encouraged to do multiple internships to get a feel for various companies within an industry. Many internships will offer a competitive pay rate, while others will be unpaid. Evaluate your individual academic and financial situation before accepting an internship offer.

Next Steps

Step 1: Are you eligible?

Must be a declared major in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business and in good academic standing at UTSA and in the college. Review our checklist to see if you meet all the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Checklist (PDF)

International Student? Please contact Director, International Scholar and Student Services, Ashley Wallace (ashley.wallace@utsa.edu or 210.458.8510) before starting the application process.

Step 2: Identify Major Requirements and Coordinator

Each department has a faculty internship coordinator who can assist you with identifying a faculty member who can supervise your course progress. Select your program below to review the prerequisites for your major and contact your faculty internship coordinator.

Actuarial Science
Course: STA4933
Prerequisite: 2.5 GPAMark Leung
Mark Leung, Ph.D.
Department ChairJerome Keating
Jerome Keating, Ph.D.

Faculty Internship Coordinator

Accounting
Course: ACC4933
Prerequisites:
-12 hours of upper division accounting courses
-3.0 UTSA GPA in upper division classes

Sharad Asthana
Sharad Asthana, Ph.D.
Department Chair


Elaine Sanders, Ph.D.
Faculty Internship  Coordinator

Economics
Course: ECO4933
Prerequisites:
-MGT 3003
-6 hours of upper division courses
-2.5 GPA

Edgar Ghossoub
Edgar Ghossoub, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Fathali Firoozi
Fathali Firoozi, Ph.D.

Faculty Internship Coordinator

Finance
Course: FIN4933
Prerequisites:
-MGT 3003
-6 hours of upper division courses
-2.5 GPA

Karan Bhanot
Karan Bhanot, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Vipin Agrawal
Vipin Agrawal, Ph.D.

Faculty Internship Coordinator

Information Systems/Cyber Security
Course: IS4933
Prerequisites:
-6 hours of upper division IS courses, excluding IS 1403 and IS 3003
-2.5 UTSA GPA

Image of Nicole Beebe, Ph.D.
Nicole Beebe, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Faculty Internship Coordinator

Management
Course: MGT4933
Prerequisites:
-MGT 3003 with at least a C
-6 hours of upper division MGT courses
-2.5 UTSA GPAConsuelo Ramirez
Consuelo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair and Faculty Internship Coordinator
*Note: Please indicate Dr. Consuelo Ramirez as the Department Chair on your Academic Credit Internship application.
Management Science
Course: MS4933
Prerequisite: 2.5 UTSA GPAMark Leung
Mark Leung, Ph.D.
Department Chair

KefengXu
Kefeng Xu, Ph.D.

Faculty Internship Coordinator

Marketing
Course: MKT4933
Prerequisites:
-MGT 3003; MKT 1303 with at least a C
-6 hours of upper division MKT courses
-2.5 UTSA GPA

Richard Utecht
Richard L. Utecht, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair and Faculty Internship Coordinator

Real Estate Finance and Development
Course: FIN4933
Prerequisites:
-MGT 3003 with at least a C
-6 hours of upper division RFD courses
-2.5 UTSA GPA

Karan Bhanot
Karan Bhanot, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Raymond Teske
Raymond H.C. Teske III, J.D.
Faculty Internship Coordinator

Statistics
Course: STA4933
Prerequisite:
2.5 GPA

Mark Leung
Mark Leung, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Jerome Keating
Jerome Keating, Ph.D.

Faculty Internship Coordinator

Step 3: Meet with your Academic Advisor

Meet with your academic advisor to determine your eligibility for an academic credit internship.

Find Advisor

Step 4: Complete the Internship Packet

You must complete steps 1-3 to successfully complete the electronic Carlos Alvarez College of Business Internship Packet.

Online Internship Packet

Step 5: Reflect and Report

Once you have completed your internship, we would like for you to take a moment and reflect on your experience and report your internship on Handshake.

Report Your Internship

Erica ClarkFor more information on the Academic Credit Internship process:
Contact Assistant Director of Experiential Learning, Erica Clark (erica.clark@utsa.edu) to learn more.

Internships for graduate students are extremely important and quite common, especially for students who do not intend to pursue a Ph.D. following completion of a master’s degree. The stakes are high; graduate internships are where graduate students can make important networking connections, secure mentoring relationships with senior-level executives and further increase the practical knowledge they will need to enter their desired field.

Organizations that work with interns at the graduate level will offer a more robust experience, beyond the undergraduate level, to keep graduate students challenged and engaged.

What organizations look for in a graduate-level intern:

• Trustworthy
• Innovative
• Resourceful
• Take on opportunities
• Work under tight deadlines

Next Steps

Step 1: Are you eligible?

Must be a declared major in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business and in good academic standing at UTSA and in the college. Review our checklist to see if you meet all the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Checklist (PDF)

International Student? Please contact Director, International Scholar and Student Services, Ashley Wallace (ashley.wallace@utsa.edu or 210.458.8510) before starting the application process.

Step 2: Meet with your Academic Advisor

Meet with your academic advisor to determine your eligibility for an academic credit internship.

Find Advisor

Step 3: Identify Major Requirements and Coordinator

Select your program below to connect with your Program Internship Coordinator. Your coordinator can help you to identify a faculty member to supervise your course progress.

MBA
M.S. Business
M.S. Data Analytics
M.S. Finance
M.S. Finance, Real Estate Finance and Development Concentration
M.A. Economics
M.S. Management of Technology
MACY and 150-hour
M.S. Information Technology (and Cyber Security Concentration)
M.S. Statistics and Data Science

Step 4: Complete the Internship Packet

You must complete steps 1-3 to successfully complete the electronic Carlos Alvarez College of Business Internship Packet.

Online Internship Packet

Step 5: Reflect and Report

Once you have completed your internship, we would like for you to take a moment and reflect on your experience and report your internship.

Report Your Internship

For Career and Graduate Coaching
Contact Assistant Director of Career Development, Danielle Gawronski (danielle.gawronski@utsa.edu) to learn more.

Instructions for Academic Credit Internship DocuSign Process

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