Internships

Employers are increasingly wanting to see career-relevant work experience in the new grads they hire. When you gain internship experience, you are increasing the probability of landing full-time employment.

Internships are a great way for you to "test the waters" of your career field and discover your niche in a particular area of study. You'll build your network, your resume, and will gain valuable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills employers seek.  Below are current listings for undergraduate and graduate students.  The College partners with a multitude of non-profit organizations and agencies to provide internship opportunities for its students.

Students seeking a Master's in Public Administration may visit the following page to learn more about graduate student internship opportunities or may call the department at (210) 453-2533.
http://copp.utsa.edu/department/internships1/

If you're interested in Social Work, please visit their page to learn more about field placement opportunities:  
http://copp.utsa.edu/department/Title-IV-E/

If you're a student in our doctoral Applied Demography program: potential and new students are encouraged to explore their career objectives and work with the Graduate Advisor of Record to identify elective courses that will meet the student’s learning and experience objectives. Please contact Dr. Corey Sparks at (210) 458-3166 or email corey.sparks@utsa.edu.


Summer/Fall 2017 Internship listings

Alamo Area Council of Governments

  • Economic Development Intern
    Paid Internship Opportunity | $1,000/month
    One-year internship w/flexible schedule
    This project is sponsored by by Austin Regional Office (AURO) of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be directly supervised by AACOG EDD in San Antonio.

    You'll have the opportunity to focus on the community of Pleasanton to build economic development capacity to identify needs and resources to attract higher-paying jobs and opportunities.
    This internship will start in August/September. Email copp@utsa.edu for more information on how to apply. Someone will reach out to you shortly

  • Public Relations Intern (unpaid internship) (click link to learn more) For more information on this internship, contact Tiffany Harris attharris@aacog.comor call (210) 362-5204.

City Flag

  • Civic Engagement and Technology Intern
    (paid and unpaid positions available)

    Flexible schedule, part-time
    Graduate or undergraduate student
    This summer internship is for any student, graduate or undergraduate interested in helping to participating in a research project that focuses on how governments can use mobile technologies to empower citizens.
    Click here for details on the position  For questions email Jose Gomez at jose.gomez3@utsa.edu  To apply, visit Handshake


The Prosthetic Foundation

  • Grant Writer Internship
    (paid internship)
    Currently enrolled or recently graduated student
    This paid internship starts at $10/hr; requires strong writing skills with a willingness to learn grant writing, project management skills for currently enrolled or recently graduated student
    Click here to view details  For more info, contact Rebecca Martinez at rlmartinez@pvasatx.com


SAISD Foundation

  • Student Internship Program
    (paid and unpaid positions available)

    Flexible schedule 10-20 hrs/week
    Currently enrolled student in an institution of higher education

    Assist with duties and tasks that contribute to the success of the SAISD Foundation and its mission to support San Antonio ISD to become one of the nation's leading urban school districts, including authors external grants and manages grant awards, hosts an annual 5K, Golf Tournament, INSPIRE Awards, evaluates applications for Teacher Grants, Mini-Grants and Innovative Grants, manages student scholarship annually.
    Click here for more details

Others to consider:

District Office Internship with Joaquin Castro (summer 2017): https://castro.house.gov/how-can-i-help/internships

Archer Center Fellowship: http://www.archercenter.org/

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU): http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HACU_Student_Programs.asp

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: http://chci.org/programs/

City of San Antonio Management Fellows (COSA): https://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx#lt-13706901-management-fellows(applications will be available at the end of October, 2016)

Luna Legislative Scholars: http://www.tshrc.org/luna-scholars-fellows-program/

UTSA Legislative Scholars: http://honors.utsa.edu/students/programs/legislative-scholars

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

City of San Antonio Student Internships: student internships