Frequently Asked Questions

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Employer FAQs

  • First, you must make sure that your position meets our internship guidelines.

    Next, fill out an employer inquiry form.

    Once your posting has been reviewed, and if approved by the internship coordinator, we will post it to our website and you will receive a confirmation email.

  • If you wish to update your posting, you'll need to send in a new employer inquiry form and job description.

    If you want your posting to be deleted, you'll need to email us at, requesting that it be deleted.

  • Texas State University's Office of Career Services operates Jobs4Cats, which is a comprehensive job (and internship) listing service which connects students with employers. Though not required, we encourage you to list your opportunities there as well. 


  • We do not place students in internship positions. Students will submit their resume and/or company application to the companies they are interested in, just as if searching for a job. You will invite your choice of candidates for interviews and make the final selection. 

  • The internship does not have to be a paid position but it certainly can be; it is completely at the discretion of the company. Keep in mind, however, that paid internships are typically filled more quickly than non-paid ones. There may also be special (federal labor) legal considerations should an internship be unpaid, so if you don't intend to pay your intern(s) we recommend you consult with your HR and/or legal department to ensure there aren't any issues with you having an unpaid intern doing employee-like activities. Ultimately the decision on whether a pay an intern is completely up to you. An internship is a learning experience, but we also hope our students add value to your company during the time they work for you, and if that's the case our hope is they can be compensated for adding value. Keep in mind, too, that compensation can take many forms. It may be an hourly wage, a defined salary, a stipend, bonus upon completion, or any combination of those. Students are generally appreciative of any form of reasonable compensation and/or benefits.

  • The internship must be scheduled for a minimum of 10 weeks and 200 work hours during the fall or spring semester, or 8 weeks and a minimum of 160 job hours during the summer. The internship may be either full- or part-time. It's important to note that the hourly requirement is merely a minimum, so if you want or need a student to work more than 200 (or 160) hours, you are certainly welcome to include that as a requirement in the job description.

  • Because our internship guidelines require that our for-credit internships must be beyond the scope of the typical part-time or temporary job, we ask that you ensure that your intern's responsibilities are similar to those of an entry-level employee. Additionally, we ask that you confirm your intern has met the required minimum number of hours and work weeks during the semester and also complete their end-of-semester evaluation.