UTeach Internships

THE UTEACH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

UTeach offers a unique internship program for its participants. Students are paid a generous stipend to work up to 20 hours a week with a non-profit organization in the Austin area that provides educational services to the community. Students may choose from a variety of positions such as assisting with the development of educational materials, working directly with families and children, providing guided tours at local museums, or assisting with after-school programs devoted to helping children succeed. Internships have proven mutually beneficial to UTeach students and the Austin community organizations.

 Process for UTeach Summer Internships

UTeach will be funding several internships over the summer.  These positions will be paid at the same rate as during the fall and spring and will have the same hour requirements (up to 20 hrs per week).  Unlike the fall and spring, there may not be an internship for everyone that requests one (funding is very limited). Internships will be filled on a  first come, first served basis. \ Summer interns may work from June 1 – August 15.  We will not appoint any interns after June 4th so you should contact any site you are interested in as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.

The online Internship Choice Form will open on 4/25/14 and close on 6/4/14 or once funding is exhausted for the Summer 2014 semester. ALL UTeach students requesting an internship must apply using this form EACH SEMESTER.

Please see the steps below that explain how the summer internship process will work.

1.Starting on Friday 4/25 students may begin to check the internship website for finalized summer postings 
2. You should then contact the site supervisor directly using the contact information provided on the website and express interest and apply based on their specifications
3. The site supervisor will review applications/ interview candidates
4. The site supervisor will select intern/s and email me the names
5. The internship coordinator will then email you and ask you to fill out an internship request for the site where you will be working
6. Once this is completed, your request will be processed and you will receive an official placement email  – you may not start work until you get this.

We are excited about the summer internships and hope to find a place for interested UTeach students.  If you do not get a placement this summer, please reapply in the fall.  During the fall and spring semesters students that request internships typically receive a placement.

TIMESHEETS AND OTHER GUIDELINES - Interns are responsible for picking up timesheets (outside the main UTeach office - see sample below), having them signed by the site supervisor, and turning them in at the appropriate time. The due dates are posted on this site and a paper copy of the dates is available for pick up at the UTeach office (PAI 4.02). Late time sheets will only be accepted for one past pay period. Repeatedly turning in late timesheets is grounds for internship termination. .(*** Students using a work study award must contact the Internship Coordinator directly to review work study guidelines)  

***As an intern, it is your responsibility to ensure that the hours you are reporting are accurate and that only your site supervisor or an authorized representative signs your timesheet.  Compliance with payroll policies is critical. Any errors or falsification may be investigated by the University as well as law enforcement.

Interns are also responsible for adhering to the standards of conduct and internship guidelines posted below.

Internship Coordinator Contact Information:

Shelly Rodriguez, PhD, NBCT

shelly.rodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss a current or future internship. I am here to help.  Best,  Shelly

 

Click here to apply for a UTEACH INTERNSHIP.

Click here to get more information about employment with UTeach for interns and student workers.

You can also email Kate Waldman - kwaldman@austin.utexas.edu.