The University of Texas at Dallas

How to Report an Internship

Once you have accepted an internship offer, you must submit an experience request through Handshake to receive credit. Here are the steps to report:

  • Log into Handshake at utdallas.joinhandshake.com using your NetID and Password
  • From the top menu bar select Career Center > Experiences > Request an Experience
  • Choose the appropriate Experience Type and the Term in which your internship will be taking place
  • Fill out the remainder of the request form paying close attention to all questions
  • Once you have finished the request form and clicked submit, you MUST upload your detailed job description, offer letter with all required information and any other documentation required by your academic department. To do this, click the New Attachment button on the left side of your screen and choose the appropriate documents

Please see below for helpful tools to assist you in this process:

Once you have submitted your experience request and all required documentation, please allow 7-10 business days for your experience to be approved by the University Career Center, your academic department, and ISSO if necessary. During the approval process you may be contacted if additional information or changes are needed. You will be notified once the experience has been successfully approved.

Important Dates

Fall 2020 Dates

Note: Students on F-1 visa cannot engage in volunteering, training, or working until CPT is authorized.

Note: All experiences must be requested in Handshake by October 12.

For domestic students:

  • Request period in Handshake is open from May 11, 2020 to October 12, 2020
  • Last day to enroll in 16-week session: August 24, 2020
  • Last day to enroll in 8-week session: October 19, 2020
  • First day to work at internship: Varies
  • Last day to work for graduating students: Varies
  • Last day to work for returning students: Varies

For F-1 visa students:

  • Request period in Handshake is open from May 11, 2020 to October 12, 2020
  • Last day to enroll in 16-week session: August 24, 2020
  • Last day to enroll in 8-week session: October 19, 2020
  • Earliest CPT Employment Start Date: August 8, 2020
  • Latest CPT Employment End Date for Graduating Students: December 8, 2020
  • Latest CPT Employment End Date for Returning Students: January 10, 2021

Please note:

All internships must be a minimum of 6 weeks from the start date of the internship, unless otherwise noted by the academic department.

International Internships:

  • Must enroll in full, 16-week session
  • Check with Education Abroad for more details and additional registration deadlines

BBS & ATEC Students:

  • Must enroll in full, 16-week session
  • Deadline to register in an internship course is Monday, August 24

Late Registration: Late fees will apply if registering during late registration. Check the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Spring 2021 Dates

Note: Students on F-1 visa cannot engage in volunteering, training, or working until CPT is authorized.

Note: All experiences must be requested in Handshake by March 22.

For domestic students:

  • Request period in Handshake is open from September 14, 2020 to March 22, 2021
  • Last day to enroll in 16-week session: January 26, 2021
  • Last day to enroll in 8-week session: March 29, 2021
  • First day to work at internship: Varies
  • Last day to work for graduating students: Varies
  • Last day to work for returning students: Varies

For F-1 visa students:

  • Request period in Handshake is open from September 14, 2020 to March 22, 2021
  • Last day to enroll in 16-week session: January 26, 2021
  • Last day to enroll in 8-week session: March 29, 2021
  • Earliest CPT Employment Start Date: December 9, 2020
  • Latest CPT Employment End Date for Graduating Students: May 15, 2021
  • Latest CPT Employment End Date for Returning Students: May 23, 2021

Please note:

All internships must be a minimum of 6 weeks from the start date of the internship, unless otherwise noted by the academic department.

International Internships:

  • Must enroll in full, 16-week session
  • Check with Education Abroad for more details and additional registration deadlines

BBS & ATEC Students:

  • Must enroll in full, 16-week session
  • Deadline to register in an internship course is Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Late Registration: Late fees will apply if registering during late registration. Check the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

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Use Handshake to search jobs & internships, book appointments, register for events and more.

Students: You already have an account. Log in using your NetID & Password.

Alumni: Log in or create an account using your personal email address. Must provide NetID during account setup.

Employers: Connect with UTD through Handshake to post jobs, events, and interviews.