FAQs

Who can apply for the Internship Program in Jewish Studies?

Any Liberal Arts major with a 3.0 GPA or higher can apply. You do not need to be a Jewish Studies major to apply. The internship program is open to all Liberal Arts majors at UT, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality or gender.

Can I earn course credit?

Yes! You will earn 3 hours course credit.

Is the internship paid?

Most internships are not paid, but we do offer competitive scholarships to support our student interns (visit our Scholarships page).

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! We will be announcing scholarship information on our Scholarships page soon.

How many hours am I expected to work?

Students are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for 13 weeks. Internship duties and time commitments vary per site but are agreed upon during the application process.

How do I apply?

The application is a multi-part process. Visit How to Apply for detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Can I apply for more than one site?

Yes, you can apply to more than one site. All potential sites will be agreed upon by Dr. Seriff and COLA Internship office prior to actual application to the host institution.

How do I select an internship site?

Take a look at our list of internship sites and note down which, if any, positions appeal to you. Don't see what you're looking for? In addition to the sites listed on our website, the Liberal Arts Career Services provides a number of resources and programs designed to help you succeed in your internship search. We encourage you to explore the Liberal Arts Career Services internship page, and internship site student reviews. Or, feel free to suggest your own!

For this internship, your focus should be on arts and culture organizations, or those centered on social service or social justice community needs. Once you have selected three internship sites of potential interest, make an appointment with Dr. Seriff and she'll help you navigate the next steps in the application process.

What if I have a scheduling conflict with the course?

Please email Dr. Seriff to discuss possible options.

Still have questions? Contact Dr. Suzanne Seriff at sseriff@austin.utexas.edu or 512-619-8837 with questions about the course, potential internship sites, or the application process itself.