The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


BBS juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may be eligible to enroll in an internship course and receive credit for a paid or volunteer work experience that is relevant to their degree. Students enrolled in an internship course must work eight hours per week, attend an internship seminar, and complete other course assignments.

Although students are responsible for securing their own internships; BBS advisors and University Career Center (UCC) staff can assist with identifying potential internship sites. Please schedule an Internship Search Strategies appointment in Handshake if you need assistance with your search. Once you have accepted an internship offer, you must submit an experience request through Handshake to request credit.

BBS offers two internship course options, depending on a student’s needs and experiences:

  • CLDP/CGS/NSC/PSY 4394; SPAU 4396 Field Internship (3.0 credits, Credit/No Credit) —
    This course enables students to work in an unpaid internship or on a volunteer, unpaid basis in a local setting. They obtain credit for experiences relevant to their degree.
  • CGS/CLDP/PSY 4395 Cooperative Fieldwork (3.0 credits, Credit/No Credit) —
    This course enables students who are currently employed in a setting related to their major or in a paid internship to obtain credit for their experiences.

Contact Mickey Choate at either [email protected] or 972.883.4270 for additional information on the above two courses.

The internship must begin in the first week of the term. Because of time and scheduling demands, students who have full-time jobs are strongly discouraged from enrolling in an internship course.

Student interns represent UT Dallas and are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Interns should wear suitable attire and act appropriately in professional settings.  Interested students can find out more about potential internship sites and interviewing for an internship.