Completing an internship is an excellent way to develop the hands-on skills and professionalism needed for a successful transition to the workplace. Internships and practicums are short-term work assignments related to your major or career of interest that combine what you learn in the classroom with “Real Life Experience.”

All Majors

FACS 5905, FACS Legislative Aide Internship (6-12 hours)

SSAC Internships

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Majors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Journalism, Financial Planning, Housing

FHCE Internships

Related Courses

Foods and Nutrition

Majors: Consumer Foods, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences

Consumer Foods Internships

Dietetics Practicum

Related Courses

Human Development and Family Science

HDFS Internships

Related Courses

  • HDFS 5900, Preinternship Orientation (1-3 hours)
  • HDFS 5901, Policy Internship Orientation (1 hour)
  • HDFS 5910, Applied Internship in HDFS (6-9 hours)
  • HDFS 5920, Internship in HDFS (1-12 hours)
  • HDFS 5950, Research Internship in HDFS 1-3 hours)
  • FACS 5905, FACS Legislative Aide Internship (6-12 hours)

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Majors: Fashion Merchandising, Furnishings and Interiors

Fashion Merchandising Internships

Furnishings and Interiors Internships

Related Courses

  • TXMI 5900, Internship Orientation - Fashion Merchandising (1 hour)
  • TXMI 5901, Furnishings and Interiors Internship Orientation (1 hour)
  • TXMI 5910, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Internship (3-9 hours)
  • FACS 5905, FACS Legislative Aide Internship (6-12 hours)

FACS Education

Field Experience and Clinical Practice

Related Courses

  • WFED 2450, Practicum in Workforce Education I (1-3 hours)
  • WFED 3450, Practicum in Workforce Education II (1-3 hours)
  • WFED 5460, Student Teaching in Workforce Education (1-12 hours)
  • FACS 5905, FACS Legislative Aide Internship (6-12 hours)

How It Works

The specific nature of the coursework will depend on the internship and your major. Your academic advisor can discuss with you how the internship will fit into your academic plan. Your faculty supervisor is responsible for the following:

  1. Providing assistance in identifying an appropriate internship site
  2. Discussing with you how your learning will be evaluated
    • Weekly logs, assignments, midterm, final, etc.
  3. Following up with you and your employer
    • Your faculty supervisor will meet with you periodically and contact the employer at least once over the course of the term.
  4. Evaluating your performance with the Employer Evaluation and the Student Evaluation
    • The Employer Evaluation helps to assess your performance, while the Student Evaluation provides your faculty supervisor with helpful information on the quality of the learning experience provided by the organization.
  5. Submitting your final grade

Ready to start?

Visit any of the departmental links above or contact your academic advisor.