The Texas Internship Challenge is a campaign challenging industry and employer partners to offer more paid internships for Texas students.
The Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:
- Challenge Texas employers to offer paid internships, and to challenge their business partners to do the same.
- Challenge colleges and universities to grant academic credit for and promote internship opportunities to students,
- Challenge students to apply for and accept these internships.
The Texas Internship Challenge addresses a workforce need which we hear frequently from employers: students need to acquire workplace readiness skills to be more competitive for the full-time job search. Internships provide students the opportunity to explore our state’s in-demand occupations, gain professional experience, and make connections with professionals which can lead to a reference or a job. Internships provide employers the opportunity to explore talent, benefit from different and developing skill sets, train candidates for full-time positions and, by searching for candidates statewide, diversify their talent pool.
TXInternshipChallenge.com is a statewide site where employers can post and students can apply for positions.