UTNY is open to all UT Austin students in good academic standing who have completed at least 30 hours by the beginning of the semester they plan to attend. These 30 hours do not have to be in-residence credit and may include hours taken at another institution.
All sophomore applicants must participate in a virtual interview with the UTNY program manager to determine marketability for competitive internship opportunities in NYC.
Students must also meet their respective department or school’s internship course prerequisites.
The online application is available for a set time ahead of each application period. A resume and essay question are required as part of the application.
An optional scholarship essay question is available for students who want to specifically address their financial need and how it applies to participation in the program.
Before applying, students should talk with their academic advisor and have their resume reviewed by their respective career services office.
UTNY classes are in-residence, so students should be prepared to pay normal UT tuition for their academic coursework as well as a fixed UTNY program fee
In addition, students are responsible for their own housing and living expenses, such as food, transportation, and entertainment.
In most cases, tuition assistance programs (e.g. Texas Tomorrow, Hazelwood, etc.) may be used toward participation in UTNY.
Click on the image to open in another window.
Students using financial aid can apply their aid toward participation in UTNY. Similar to study abroad programs, a student’s financial aid package may be adjusted to cover the additional costs associated with attending UTNY.
Students with questions about how financial aid works alongside participation in UTNY should contact Texas One Stop.
Because UTNY participants are registered as full-time students at UT Austin, students typically receive financial aid or scholarships that they would use or qualify for during a semester in Austin. UTNY students can use any college or departmental scholarship not directly associated with UTNY toward participation in the program.
UTNY-specific scholarships vary by college and, in most cases, students are automatically considered if they complete the optional scholarship essay in the UTNY application.
UTNY students can also apply for internship scholarships to support their time on the program.
Scholarship questions should be directed to the scholarship administration personnel in the student’s home college or the administrator for the specific scholarship.
Moody College of Communication
The Moody College of Communication offers multiple scholarships each semester to communication students admitted to the UTNY Program. These scholarships vary in number and amount from semester to semester and have ranged anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per student. Students must be an undergraduate in the Moody College of Communication and demonstrate either financial need or strong academic merit to be eligible to receive a scholarship.
Moody students should also submit a Moody College Scholarship Application the academic year before they plan to attend UTNY. Funds awarded may be applied toward tuition and fees while on the UTNY program. The application is typically due in February for the entire following academic year.
The College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts is pleased to offer UTNY scholarships supported by the Meredith and Cornelia Long Internship Fund. Each semester, the College of Fine Arts will award several scholarships in the amount of $6,000 to offset the UTNY program fee. Students must be an undergraduate with a major in the College of Fine Arts and demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
The College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts offers multiple scholarships each semester to Liberal Arts students admitted to the UTNY program. The number of scholarships varies by semester and has ranged anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 to help cover the UTNY program fee. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be an undergraduate with a major in the College of Liberal Arts, demonstrate financial need, and complete the scholarship essay on the UTNY application.
McCombs School of Business
McCombs School of Business is pleased to offer UTNY scholarships supported by a generous donation from an anonymous donor. Each semester, the McCombs School of Business will award several scholarships of up to $6,000 to offset the UTNY program fee. Students must be an undergraduate with a major in the McCombs School of Business and demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
Check with your academic advisor about SoHE-specific funding options for the UTNY Program.