Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Internship Courses

Student Eligibility Reviews Written by Previous Students
Internship Eligibility Credit for Non-UT Liberal Arts Students
Select a Course Departmental Internship Courses
Internship Search Assistance

Purpose of LA Internship Courses

These undergraduate courses are designed as a complement to the internship experience, providing an academic framework, learning objectives, career research and an opportunity for personal and professional reflective thought. You will integrate knowledge derived from your academic studies with the experiences gained from real-world work settings and professional development. This class will support these work experiences by fostering analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills.

Student Eligibility

The Liberal Arts internship courses are open to all College of Liberal Arts students, regardless of major, who meet the following requirements:

  • You have a 2.25 or higher GPA
  • You have at least sophomore status (30+ hours) by the start of the course
  • You are registered with BTT Gateway
  • You are in good academic standing at UT Austin
  • If you have taken any of the LA internship courses in a previous semester, you earned a passing grade in each course (you have never failed an LA internship course)

Student Agreement: As a Liberal Arts internship course student, you are required to adhere to all personnel rules, regulations, and other standard requirements of the host organization and to complete the internship as agreed, meeting the required hours, start and end date and all assignment deadlines.

Internship & Employer Eligibility

Internship eligibility is reviewed on a case by case basis; however, following are general requirements. The internship must (1) provide direct and daily supervision and guidance; (2) provide regular access to the supervisor; (3) assign meaningful projects with learning components; (4) provide a professional, established working environment (home-office sites, shared  or co-working sites, virtual/work from home or "in the field" internships are not eligible for the course); and (5) provide the resources needed to complete the internship responsibilities.

In addition, the employer providing the internship must be an established for-profit company with the legal right to transact business in the state of the internship site, an IRS-exempt organization, a governmental entity, or an established, professionally-recognized and legal entity of a foreign country.

Additional Requirement for LA 110wb Fall & Spring Only: The internship site must require that you earn academic credit to participate in the internship.

Paid/Unpaid Internships: The internship may be paid or unpaid, both are acceptable. Should your internship be paid? Check out our employer's internship page for details about paid -vs- unpaid internships.

Select A Course

To view course details, requirements and to download course application packets please select from the following two options:



  • LA 320wb: This course is offered fall, spring and summer. 
  • LA 110wb: During the fall and spring this course is only for students whose employers require credit for completing the internship. During the summer, this course is for abbreviated (4-5 week) internships.
  • UEX Internship Course: Online course for non-UT Liberal Arts students or for UT Liberal Arts students who want to save on flat-rate tuition (especially in the summer).

Internship Search Assistance

Liberal Arts Students: LACS provides a number of resources and programs designed to help you succeed in your internship search. Visit our Appointments page to learn how to make an internship coaching appointment.

Non-UT Austin Liberal Arts Internship Credit

UEX offers internship credit for any university/college student or non-UT Liberal Arts student meeting course requirements. Read more about UEX and register here.

Departmental Internship Courses

Government - GOV 374N, Political Internship Sustainability Studies - SUS 379L, Directed Internship in Sustainability
Jewish Studies - LA 320, Liberal Arts Internship Course Rhetoric & Writing - RHE366, Rhetoric Internship
Liberal Arts Honors - LAH 350, Legal Internships And The Law 

Why Should You Take the Course?

The course assignments made me sit down every week and truly absorb what I learned and experienced that week. I felt that that was very helpful because it made me ask myself if I was happy with what I learned, why or why not. Then it made me more inclined to communicate with my supervisor about it all.

The course did encourage me to think about what is next, and reflect on my current internship experience as well. The course had me not only evaluate my experience from the inside and the work that I do, but also from a larger picture with learning more about the industry itself. I believe that this will help me pursue further careers and have main points to talk about in my interviews.

The course helped me to reflect on my time here and the things I've learned. It was beneficial for me to think of things each week that I noticed or learned. I did have to look at my internship from angles I normally wouldn't have.

This course really encouraged me to evaluate my internship from different angles and helped me reflect on a deeper level about my experience. This course will definitely help me frame my achievements and skills when interviewing for new jobs.

This course definitely helped me reflect upon the skills I was developing during the internship. I am now more mindful of how each assignment will help me develop new skills. Lastly, I was able to evaluate the workplace from different angles- I don't assess the workplace just as the place at which I'm interning, but also a workspace in which products are created every day and very different people come together to materialize goals.


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