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Texas Interns Unite! emphasizes the many benefits of internships and connects interns across the state with Texas employers and each other through virtual and in-person events, as well as a digital LinkedIn networking platform.

In partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Texas Working Off-Campus: Reinforcing Knowledge and Skills Internship Program (TXWORKS), this initiative allows interns the opportunity to build relationships and strengthen industry connections.

TWC interns posing outside the Texas Workforce Commission officeTexas Interns Unite! is an initiative connected to the Texas Internship Challenge, a statewide campaign that challenges employers to increase and promote internships for students in Texas. 

The Texas Internship Challenge portal is a no-cost site where employers can post internships and where students can search and apply for them. The site offers paid and academic credit internship opportunities around the state. The Texas Internship Challenge was developed as a result of a recommendation from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Texas Education Agency, and THECB to Governor Greg Abbott as part of the Tri-Agency Initiative. 

Employers interested in providing paid internships for undergraduate Texas college and university students can be reimbursed through TXWORKS. In 2022–2023, the state will fund $10 per hour for eligible internships, and participating employers match that amount. Get involved with TXWORKS.

Join the Texas Interns Unite! LinkedIn Group

If you are a current or former Texas intern, a student looking for an internship, or a Texas employer searching for interns, the Texas Interns Unite! LinkedIn group is for you. This group gives Texas interns an opportunity to connect with employers and fellow interns, network, grow, learn, and achieve. Stay tuned to the group for updates, events, opportunities, and networking conversations.

Texas Interns Unite! Conference Series

Through the Texas Interns Unite! initiative, TWC and partners host a series of virtual and in-person events aimed at connecting prospective interns with employers and offering career development tips. Texas Interns Unite! events allow interns the opportunity to build relationships and strengthen industry connections.

Texas Interns Unite events
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April 3, 2024 National Internship Awareness Month: "Rally In the Valley 3.0" In-Person - Brownsville Event Center - 1 Event Ctr, Brownsville, TX 78526
June 5, 2024 Internship Opportunities in Rural Communities Virtual
July 25, 2024 National Intern Day with a Texas Twist Conference In-Person
September 19, 2024 Texas Interns Unite! "Rally in the Valley" In-Person - Brownsville Event Center - 1 Event Ctr, Brownsville, TX 78526
Upcoming Texas Interns Unite! Events
Upcoming Events


May 24, 2023 | TIU Internship Opportunities for Texas Employers in Rural Communities

April 21, 2023 | TIU National Internship Awareness Month

February 16, 2023 | TIU InternAbility Virtual Conference - Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

September 30, 2022 | YTexas Summit

September 21, 2022 | Rally in the Valley

July 28, 2022 | National Intern Day with a Texas Twist Conference

June 10, 2022 | Texas Intern Unite! Virtual Conference

June 6, 2022 | Press Conference at Google