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Small Business Internship Program

For Employers

 

Purpose of the Program

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Small Business Internship Program is an opportunity for small businesses in the area to grow with the assistance of highly trained students to meet their specific business needs. It is a partnership with small business employers who can offer students production and meaningful work assignments with a learning component related to their majors.

Why an Internship?

When you join the program, you have instant access to a bank of motivated undergrad and graduate students who can help your business grow. You benefit by choosing the student best suited for your business. The greatest incentive to joining the program is Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will pay a portion of the student’s wage. The reduced costs associated with recruiting and training create potential, permanent employees for your company. Joining the program also establishes a close business partnership between employers and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The Bottom Line

You pay the intern directly $12.25/hr and invoice TAMUCC for half that amount (including half of the associated employer taxes). Within 30 days, you receive a reimbursement check and it is just as if you paid minimum wage. Therefore, employers save money and students make more – everybody wins. We usually have 30-40 companies participating each semester and spots are limited so don’t hesitate. Contact us today!

Want to know more?

The Employer Handbook is the complete source of information about the Small Business Internship Program. You can download a copy below. You can also see answers to frequently asked questions.

Downloadable Program Forms

Employer Handbook ...................... (PDF) (WORD)
Working Agreement Form ...................... (PDF
Substitute W-9 Form ...................... (PDF) (WORD)
Job Description Sample ...................... (PDF
Sample Invoice ...................... (EXCEL

Contact a Program Coordinator

Brianna Smoot

Small Business Intern
Email: bsmoot@islander.tamucc.edu
Phone: (361)825-2628

Dr. Terri Howe, M.S., LPC

Director
Emailterri.howe@tamucc.edu  
Phone:(361)825-2628