Skip to content

The University of Texas at Arlington | Division of Student AffairsThe University of Texas at Arlington | Division of Student Affairs

The Lockheed Martin Career Development CenterThe Lockheed Martin Career Development Center

The University of Texas at Arlington Division of Student Affairs

Internship Program Development and Student Recruitment

The Mavs EDGE Internship Program 

The EDGE Program (Economic Development through Guidance Education) is a dedicated internship initiative with the goal of developing experiential learning opportunities or internships to be filled exclusively by UTA students. Through participation in this program, partner employers will receive specialized program services including, position development support, resume collection, and screening services as well as on-campus recruitment planning. 

Employer services include:

  • Preliminary Needs Assessment
    • Identification of current needs and/or challenges
    • Overview of the ideal candidate
    • Outline of key performance indicators for position
  • Internship Position Description Development
  • Handshake Account and Position Creation
  • Development of an On-campus Recruitment and Marketing Plan
  • Facilitation of On-Campus Interviews
    • Collection of materials
    • Interview scheduling
    • Candidate communication
Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming an EDGE partner or Schedule a Meeting, with David Powers, Assistant Director of Internships.  

Internship Workshop Employer Panel 

Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Join a panel of six employers to discuss best practices, provide an overview of your company's opportunity, and respond to student questions. Panelists are chosen based on industry, area of expertise, and student interest. Click here to express interest. 

Spring 2020 Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 19,  2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Location:  E.H. Hereford University Center, Rio Grande Room 
300 W. 1st St., Arlington, TX 76019
Employer Registration Fee: $125
Employer registration is required and is open on Handshake

Please follow these steps:

  1. Log into Handshake.  If you don’t have a login, click here for instructions on how to create an account.
  2. Once logged in, search for UTA and choose one of the following events, UTA Spring 2020 Internship Fair, UTA Spring 2020 All Majors Job Fair
  3. Click on the name of the fair for which you intend to register (blue button).
  4. Complete the Job Fair Registration form.  Please note that you will receive an automatic email notification (with a link to your invoice) once your Job Fair registration has been approved by the Job Fair Committee.
  5. Please note only UTA students (currently enrolled) or alumni of UTA will be allowed into the Job Fair.

Registration is approved by the Job Fair Committee and is not guaranteed until confirmed. 

Point of Contact:  Employer Relations Team, 817-272-2932, 

The Total Internship Management Workshop

Tuesday, April 21st, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  UTA will welcome Dr. Robert Shindell, from the nation’s leading internship research and consulting firm to share a newfound approach to internships based on in-depth research and proven strategies. In this full-day, highly interactive and participatory workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Effectively implement an impactful internship program;
  • Identify future hires through a no-strings-attached 12-week interview;
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of highly qualified and educated full-time job candidates;
  • Increase your organization's brand awareness on university and college campuses;

This workshop has been accredited by both HRCI and SHRM-PDC and by attending you will receive six (6) CEU Credits!

Register here!

Internship Tips and Advice

Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship

To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback from the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
Internship Policies:
  • The internship must provide supervision for students on a regular basis, with arrangements made for situations where work is done remotely.
  • The position must be located in a commercial setting and NOT in a private residence or home office.
  • It does not require students to make investments or cash deposits or involve students purchasing inventory or products for resale.
  • The internship must not be structured so that students have financial liability for the work of others.
  • The position must not be strictly commission-based; in cases where a commission is involved; there must be additional compensation and a structured learning component.