Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement

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Academic Internships

The Internship Grant

Eligibility & Requirements

  • The Internship Grant (formerly ARISE Grant) is available to undergraduate students who have completed at least 15 credit hours at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
  • Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA to be eligible.
  • Students must be enrolled in a credit-bearing internship the semester they receive the grant.
  • Students must complete at least 100 hours at their internship site throughout the semester.
  • Student clinical teaching and research experiences may be eligible. Consideration preference will be given to students completing an affair with an off-campus partner.
  • Students receiving another award/scholarship for an internship experience are not eligible.
  • This is a one-time award. Previous Internship Grant recipients are not eligible for a second award.

The Internship Grant application instructions can be found here. Students can also follow an online video tutorial on how to complete the application via Handshake.

Upcoming Internship Grant Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2022 application opens Monday, August 15th. The deadline is Friday, September 9th.
  • Spring 2023 application opens on Monday, January 9th. Deadline Friday, February 10th.

Please complete the Request for Presentation Form to have a staff member from the Mays Center for Experiential Learning & Community Engagement present in your class regarding the Internship Grant or the value of internships.


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In November 2020, following a competitive selection process, Texas A&M University-San Antonio was selected as a participant in the Department of Education’s new Federal Work-Study Experiment.

The experiment intends to expand opportunities for students to “earn and learn” while in school and to increase chances for students to gain valuable workplace skills and experience with off-campus employment.

A&M-SA received additional federal work-study funds to create the Career READY (Relevant Experience, Academics, Development, and You) program!

A&M-SA students, who are Federal Work-Study eligible and participating in an unpaid internship or clinical teaching experience, can apply these financial aid funds toward that off-campus experience.
Applications are on Handshake. View this informative video about how to apply:

In collaboration with the President, Financial Aid, Human Resources, and Procurement offices, the Mays Center is dedicated to this pilot program’s development and success. For more information on this program, contact the Mays Center at