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 some 2017 listings of internships (paid and unpaid positions) for both our undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the College of Public Policy.
If you're an undergraduate student studying criminal justice, you can visit the department's internship webpage to learn more on how to get started on your internships and required paperwork.
Graduate and undergraduate students studying public administration can visit the department page to learn more about how to get started on your internships and required paperwork.
Please visit their page to learn more about field placement opportunities
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 email@example.com.
Summer/Fall 2017 Internship listings
U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, San Antonio District Office
Interns will carry out casework responsibilities, office duties, assist with various administrative/legislative duties, assist constituents with various federal topics, and more.
Applicants should possess a desire to learn more about American Government, social work, and community services.
Send a current resume and one-page letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, email Pete Arguello at email@example.com.
Please see flyer for more details.
Representative Will Hurd District Office
Aug. 21 - Dec. 22
Interns will support legislative and district staff by researching issues and policies and performing general office duties.
Office will work with your college to earn course credit for your internship, if applicable.
Send a current resume and brief cover letter as separate documents to Jenny Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org with "2017 Fall Internship Application" in the subject line.
Please download full job description and instructions here. For questions, email Jenny Galindo at email@example.com.
MOVE San Antonio
Field Work Intern
Internships can be a mixture of working in the field, helping with voter registration drives, and assisting in professional development activities.
To apply click on link: http://movesanantonio.org/intern-apply/
For questions, email Alyssa Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alamo Area Council of Governments
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.
Applications will be accepted from Aug. 7 - Sept. 15, 2017.
This internship will run from Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2018. Click here to apply. (must register in the system to apply.)
The Prosthetic Foundation
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