Employer Internship Information

Establishing Your Internship

Advantages for Employers

As an employer, internship sponsorship yields numerous benefits. You will be able to reduce your recruiting costs, meet temporary staffing demands, and secure motivated, low-cost employees. Our goal is to ensure that all internships are mutually beneficial to the student and employer by providing access to bright, ambitious students. Internships and co-ops give you the opportunity to:

  • Access a quality, educated work force.
  • Increase productivity at very reasonable cost.
  • Evaluate students. performance prior to long-term commitments.
  • Obtain immediate productivity from internship graduates.
  • Reduce costs and time recruiting and training new graduates. 
  • Offer assistance to senior professionals, releasing them for more complex responsibilities.
  • Participate in the education of potential employees.
  • Maintain high visibility with students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
  • Tap the resources of an outstanding public university.

 Do you qualify for the Small Business Internship Program? Click here to discover the benefits you will receive in addition to those of a standard internship!

Charateristics of an Internship

An internship is a partnership between the employer, the student and the university. It emphasizes learning through hands-on work directly related to the student's major.

  • Can be part-time or full-time, and offer various types of compensation
  • Employer and student should work together to develop learning objectives and frequently evaluate progress
  • Usually single-semester or summer duration
  • Includes a specific intern supervisor to mentor student
  • Employers provide resources for professional growth

Building Your Internship

Considerations for a New Internship

Foundation

  • What skills and experience will a student intern gain from working with you and your company?
  • Do you or someone in your department have time to mentor an intern?
  • Does your company have project-based needs?

Defining the Position

As you think about the structure and foundation of your new internship program, use these questions to help form your internship program even further:

  • Academic Credit: Would you like the intern to earn academic credit?
  • Pay/Stipend: Will you pay your intern or offer a stipend? See the information about unpaid internships and compensation by clicking here.
  • Academic Majors: What academic majors or areas of study would be a good fit for your internship?
  • Qualifications: What qualifications, skills, and previous experience does an intern need?
  • Site Supervisor: Who will serve as your site supervisor for your intern? If not the site supervisor, who?
  • Application Materials: What application materials do you want to collect?
  • To support you in setting up the internship structure, review a guide to internships for employers.

Create a Job Description

Now that you have answered all of the tough questions, it’s time to write the position description for your internship position. You can find an example of a position description along with a template to assist you in organizing yours here.

Post your Internship Position

Once you’ve written your position description you can use the HireAnIslander web portal to post your position.

  1. Go to HireAnIslander
  2. Click on "Click Here To Register"
  3. Complete the profile information
  4. Once you have completed the profile information you can then post a job. If you need help setting up your account or have questions regarding the process please contact your TAMUCC Internship Coordinator! rachel.williams@tamucc.edu, 361-825-6205

Helpful Resources

Please read our Guide to Internships for Employers.