The Internship Team provides UTEP students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience through real-world application in their field of study. As a student, the Internship Team allows you to connect with employers, foster growth, and prepare yourself for future employment.
The Career Center's Internship Team recognizes major-related activities such as internships and co-operative education (co-op), fellowships, practicums, and part/full-time jobs.
At UTEP, internship experiences are a high-impact experience that increase confidence, enhance personal and professional skills, and equip students with a competitive advantage when they graduate and enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.
UTEP students can take advantage of both noncredit and for credit internship opportunities.
After securing an internship, students must submit proof of employment to be registered for the no-charge, no-credit course administered by the University Career Center. Students will receive a transcript notation and keep their student status active.Internship Requirements for Noncredit Notations
- Must be admitted to UTEP
- Maintain a good standing GPA (Undergraduate: 2.0, Graduate: 3.0)
After securing an internship, students can coordinate with their respective faculty and advisors to gain course credit.
Have you secured an internship offer?
Please coordinate with the Office of International Programs (OIP) at 203 Union East or contact them at (915) 747-5664. You may need to complete the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and CPT application process.
Where will I live?
Many internships offer housing for their interns, however, some may require that you find your own place to live.
Here are some tips to find housing for your internship:
- Ask your employer if housing will be provided
- Reach out to family and friends in the area
- Find other interns to live with
- Look into Airbnb and extended stay hotels
- Check with local colleges for temporary housing
There are a lot of factors to consider when you finalize your living arrangements.
- What area will you be living in?
- How much will my rent and security deposit cost?
- Do I have to pay for utilities (water, gas, electricity, Internet)?
- Is parking provided or will I have to pay for a spot?
- Will I have roommates?
- Is the place going to be furnished?
How will I travel within the city?
Daily transportation is something that might have slipped your mind while you were preparing for your internship. Here are things to consider:
- Will you be able to take a car?
- Does the city have good public transportation?
- Will you live close enough to walk or use a bike?
- Have you spoken with other interns about carpooling?
Assistant Director for Internships - Liaison to the College of Engineering
Internship Administrative Assistant