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The Institute of Texan Cultures provides experiential learning opportunities to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students offering hands-on projects that contribute to the museum, university, and community.

Internships enrich students’ educational experiences, serve society through expanded research, serve the public through community engagement, and serve UTSA by educating and empowering students. Students will take away a valuable record of experience and marketable skills in preparation for a future career.

Interns will work a total of 150 hours per semester, and the majority of positions are unpaid. Paid internship positions are highly competitive and only a limited number are offered each semester. Competitive candidates will show excellent writing and analytical skills, the ability to work independently and in teams, and the ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Paid internships earn $10 an hour for a maximum of 150 hours.


ITC Internships

We are suspending our internship program during Summer 2022.

Applications for the Fall 2022 semester will be accepted from June 20 to 11:59 PM, Sunday, August 14.

The Institute of Texan Cultures provides experiential learning opportunities to UTSA undergraduate and graduate students, offering hands-on projects that contribute to the museum, university, and community. Internships enrich students’ educational experiences, serve society through expanded research, serve the public through community engagement, and serve UTSA by educating and empowering students. Students will take away a valuable record of experience and marketable skills in preparation for a future career.

Interns support museum initiatives by conducting critical and historical research, developing creative and engaging content and/or curricula, and collaborating with peers and professionals with various skills and backgrounds. Students interested in public history, museum and cultural studies, and/or education may find these positions especially relevant, but students of all fields of study are encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates should have a strong interest in museum work and be efficient team players who can handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and communicate effectively with peers and supervisors.

During Fall 2022, ITC interns will work primarily with the Education and Visitor Services divisions. Projects in these departments may include program planning, curricula development, tour development, delivery, logistics (scheduling, etc.), and/or self-guided research, or in other areas as appropriate. Work modalities are flexible, but students should be able to work on-site at the ITC at least one day per week. If you wish to complete this internship for credit, please confirm the fulfillment criteria with your department and mention it in your letter of intent.

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to itcinternships@utsa.edu:

  • Recent résumé
  • Letter of intent
  • 2 writing samples (2-5 pgs/each)

Please attach the above documents as a single PDF with the file name formatted [lastname-firstname-internfall2022].

*Practicum experiences for non-UTSA students are considered on a case-by-case basis.

For any inquiries email us at itcinternships@utsa.edu.