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.  

Criminal Justice
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.
Public Administration
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.   
Social Work
Please visit their page to learn more about field placement opportunities
Applied Demography
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  

Summer/Fall 2017 Internship listings

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, San Antonio District Office

Unpaid Internship
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  For questions, email Pete Arguello at  
Please see flyer for more details.

Representative Will Hurd District Office

Unpaid Internship
15-20 hours/week
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 with "2017 Fall Internship Application" in the subject line.
Please download full job description and instructions here.  For questions, email Jenny Galindo at

MOVE San Antonio 

Field Work Intern
Unpaid Internship

10 hours/week
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:
For questions, email Alyssa Pope at

Alamo Area Council of Governments

  • Economic & Community Development VISTA 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 Economic Development District (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.
    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.)

  • Public Relations Intern (unpaid internship) (click link to learn more)  For more information on this internship, contact Tiffany Harris at or 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  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

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):

Archer Center Fellowship:

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU):

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute:

City of San Antonio Management Fellows (COSA): (applications will be available at the end of October, 2016)

Luna Legislative Scholars:

UTSA Legislative Scholars:

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program:

City of San Antonio Student Internships: student internships