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UT Austin Career Services: Job & Internship Posting Standards

Organizations wishing to recruit students and alumni of The University of Texas Austin using AccessUT or one of our college-specific career services job and internship online databases can do so free of charge. All submissions to UT Austin career services job and internship databases are reviewed and approved/rejected based upon the information contained in the postings.

Postings must adhere to the following criteria:

  • All jobs and internships posted must be career-related/professionally-oriented and require candidates pursuing or already possessing a university degree.
  • Internship postings must meet the definition and criteria established for internships by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). For more information, please see the internship guidelines below.
  • In accordance with UT System Regent’s Rules & Regulations, job and internship postings with the following requirements are ineligible:
    • Positions requiring or asking employees to market products/services on the UT Austin campus. Examples include campus brand ambassador and similar positions.
    • Fee-based programs. Examples include fee-based training programs, fee-based placements or positions requiring the purchase of supplies or a training kit.
    • Postings advertising events, services or programs (e.g., career fairs, test prep, etc.).

POSTINGS BY THIRD PARTY RECRUITERS: Third party recruiters (e.g., employment agencies) may post specific positions with specific clients on AccessUT but may not post general advertisement(s) to solicit candidates for their services. Third party recruiters must identify their client company in the job description to be considered for posting to AccessUT.

Internship Guidelines

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides the following internship definition and criteria. More Info: NACE Internships An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

NACE Seven Criteria for Internships

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Academic Credit for Internships

Decisions regarding whether or not a student will be able to receive academic credit for an internship are made at the academic departmental level, not at the university level. The student is responsible for initiating the application for academic credit with the academic department.