Dear UT Undergraduates:
EVEN THOUGH THE FIRST UT REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDED, YOU MAY STILL TURN IN
A PRE GRAD INTERNSHIP CONTRACT (AND THEN REGISTER DURING A LATER ACCESS
PERIOD) UP TO THE 4TH CLASS DAY. Obviously, we would like to receive most
contracts sooner rather than later.
Please read below.
Are you thinking about whether graduate school is in your future? Are you
uncertain about what it would be like to be a graduate student and what
academic program may be suited best to your interests and career goals?
If your answer to these questions is yes, you may wish to consider
undertaking the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) “Pre-Graduate School
Internship.” This internship is open to students in all UT
colleges/schools and departments. You may earn one, two or three hours of
academic credit (CMS 164M/264M/364M) by participating in the internship.
You may read more about this program (including FAQ’s, examples of
internship activities and an easy to complete internship contract) on the
You may also be eligible for a Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Award.
This award is designed to encourage both first generation and economically
disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue their academic passions and
to seriously consider graduate study.
The awards will be in the form of $1,000 stipends offered to a select
number of qualified undergraduate interns. The award is intended to
support and encourage students to pursue opportunities that further enrich
the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience. (e.g., traveling to
conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors,
supplies, books etc.)
In addition, each intern’s graduate mentor will be awarded a matching
$1,000 stipend through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
For more information about this award, please go to:
A wonderful UT web feature about this internship program is at:
If after examining these materials you have questions, please feel free to
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, undergraduates who do
their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be
eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of
attending an academic conference (with their grad mentor)– Law, Public
Affairs, Communication, Nursing, Information, Architecture, Liberal Arts,
Pharmacy, Business, Social Work, Education, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts.
Professor and IE Director