IE Pre-Graduate School Internship Course Registration Process Clarification

Dear UT Undergraduates:

EVEN WHEN THE FIRST UT REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS, YOU MAY STILL SUBMIT 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.
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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 web:
http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/

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:

http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/kuhn-ie-award

A wonderful UT web feature about this internship program is at:
http://www.utexas.edu/features/2008/ie-2/

If after examining these materials you have questions, please feel free to contact me at: cherwitz@austin.utexas.edu

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.

Sincerely,

Rick Cherwitz
Professor and IE Director

Richard Cherwitz, Ph.D.
Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor, Moody College of Communication
Founder and Director, Intellectual Entrepreneurship  Consortium (IE)
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