Experiential learning—learning by doing—is at the heart of a liberal arts education. That is why our students can be found working as interns in a variety of businesses and organizations in Texas and around the country.
That is why the College of Liberal Arts has partnered with Liberal Arts alumni to create the Longhorn Internship Program, designed to connect Liberal Arts undergraduates with alumni for internships, mentorship and support.
Internships give students who are preparing to enter the job market a valuable opportunity to apply what they’ve learned to real-world situations, while employers benefit from the work of engaged, creative students who are trained as critical thinkers, strong communicators and problem solvers.
Internships are also a great opportunity for employers who are also alumni of the College of Liberal Arts to help a future alumnus or alumna gain valuable workplace experiences, networking opportunities and insights into potential careers.
It is no surprise that our students, with their broad and diverse exposure to both the humanities and social sciences, land prestigious internships in major companies as varied as Morgan Stanley and Amazon, in nonprofits such as the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity and in high-profile public sector areas including The White House, Congress and the Texas Legislature.
Alumni can help current students as they connect the dots between their academic studies and their professional goals by providing internship opportunities. Alumni can serve as either an intern’s direct supervisor, or as a mentor or sponsor.
Since the majority of internships—almost 75 percent—are unpaid, alumni can also help students afford internship opportunities by contributing funds to help with living expenses, travel and other costs associated with unpaid internships.For more information on how you can become involved and help a fellow Longhorn on the road to a successful career, please visit Liberal Arts Career Services.