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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, Mr. Painter, 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.

  • You are also encouraged to post your internship opportunity on Jobs4Cats through the Texas State Career Services office. 

    If you have questions, you may contact Mr. Bruce Howard, Career Advisor, at

  • 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. 

  • No, the internship does not have to be a paid position but it 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 in those cases we recommend you consult with your HR and/or legal department to ensure there aren't any issue with you having an unpaid intern doing employee-like activities. Ultimately the decision on whether a pay an intern is completely up to you.

  • The internship must be scheduled for a minimum of 10 weeks and 200 job 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. We also ask that you participate in a midterm meeting with your intern and Mr. Painter. Your intern(s) will be responsible for scheduling the meeting, which can be either live or via Zoom. 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.