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Internship Information for Employers

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Trinity uses the Handshake recruiting system to share all job and internship opportunities with students. To post an internship description follow this link to create an account.

For more information on the Handshake platform please see the Handshake Help Center, or contact our office at 210-999-8321 if you'd like help setting up your account.

There is no fee to post positions for Trinity students and alumni. Email flyers to celcs [at] trinity.edu if you would like them shared through social media; we find that the most successful advertisements contain pictures/graphics and short phrases rather than heavy text. If you would like to promote your position in the campus newspaper, The Trinitonian, please e-mail trinitonian-adv [at] trinity.edu.

Compliance with Department of Labor Standards and Local, State, and Federal Laws

According to the Department of Labor, internships in the private sector can be seen as training instead of as employment only when the intern is the primary beneficiary of an internship and the employer can show that the internship provided significant educational benefits.

Here is a link to the Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet on Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Academic Credit Option for Students

Trinity enables students to earn up to six academic credit hours for approved internships completed while enrolled in an academic internship course. Approval depends upon whether the internship can provide the student with substantive & structured work and mentorship throughout the internship experience. The choice to pursue credit is up to the student. Trinity recommends paying student interns regardless of whether credit is attached.

Enrollment in the internship course must be approved before the internship begins

In order for the internship to be approved the employer must agree to:

  • Provide an official job description for the internship
  • Abide by Trinity’s legal terms for paid or unpaid internships
  • Work with the student to set specific learning goals for the internship
  • Complete performance evaluations at the mid and final points in the semester. Ideally, supervisor and intern will have a conversation about each performance review
  • Verify the number of hours completed for the internship. Each credit hour requires forty hours of internship-related work. For a three credit class the student will be expected to complete 120 hours of work, which breaks down to about 10-12 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters

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