If you’re thinking about graduate school, think about applying for the Pre-Graduate School Internship through the Intellectual Entrepreneurship program — a partner of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. There are several initiatives of the IE program, for students and faculty, that are geared toward helping students find their passions. Here’s more about the internship program, which is available to all UT undergraduates:
The objective of the IE Pre-Graduate School Internship is to connect undergraduates with faculty and veteran graduate students in their field of study to explore those unique aspects of graduate study that make it distinct from the undergraduate experience (e.g., conducting research, writing for scholarly audiences, participating in seminars, serving as teaching and research assistants, publishing articles in professional journals, becoming members of scholarly organizations and learned societies, preparing for an academic or professional career, etc.). In most cases the intern will work primarily with the graduate mentor and secondarily with a faculty supervisor.
The Internship program allows students to earn 2 or 3 hours of academic credit.
With the support of DDCE, the IE is also offering the Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Awards, which match $1,000 stipends for graduate mentors of undergraduates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The application deadline varies by semester, but you can learn more about the rigorous application process here: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/kuhn-ie-award