FAQs about Internship Program

What is the Internship Program?

The internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to relate current theory from the college classroom to practical experience under the direction of ACC faculty and work-place managerial professionals.

What are the requirements?

An “intern” is an advanced or upper division student gaining supervised practical experience in a field of endeavor he/she intends to pursue a career in, or learn more about. From an academic perspective, an intern is viewed as a student in an environment offering opportunities to see the similarities and differences in the classroom learning and practical application. He/she receives academic credit and grade based on the completion of required, on-site internship performance, and a written research, problem solving, managerial-level project.

When can I enroll in the internship class?

In order for your internship to count for class credit students must have completed 50% of the program credit hours prior to enrolling in the class or approval from the internship coordinator.

How many hours does internship require?

In order to successfully complete the internship class, students must complete 100-160 hours within a 16 week period based on the semester enrolled.

How many hours a week do I need to work?

Typically during fall and spring semester, students work around 10 hours per week at their internship. However, this should be a discussion between the student and internship employer and an agreement of schedule should be settled upon that works for both parties.

Who is responsible for finding internship placement?

Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to find their own internship. The Management Department is working towards creating a list to help match students with employers.

Can I work at my internship when school is not in session (ex. Spring Break)?

Yes, students are able to work during these “off” times and the department supports this as being an excellent time to gain valuable experience.

Yes, students will need to attend a few classes throughout the semester. During these classes the instructor will review managerial and leadership styles and information which you can utilize during your internship and help you complete your final project.

Will the instructor come visit me on site during my internship?

Yes, the internship instructor will complete one site visits during your internship.

Will I be paid for my internship?

This all depends on the internship provider. Some companies are able to pay our interns and some are not. All internship experiences are valuable. Remember that if you go in to an internship and work hard, you may create future job opportunities and connections. Internships should be paid unless approved by Vicky Valdez or Donny Hurwitz.

Contact Us:

Please contact us with any further questions that you may have in regards to our internship program.

Email: mrincon@austincc.edu, vvaldez@austincc.edu

Phone: (512) 223-3710

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Mary Rincon
Phone: 512.223.3710

Donny Hurwitz
Phone: 512.223.3708