As a globally recognized influencer, New York thrives on new ideas and innovation.
What can you bring to the table?
Any and every career field is available in New York, and with each career field, there is a network of diverse professionals. Building a network in New York doesn’t just give you a network in the city, it gives you a network that extends around the world.
Students select the Internship Track or the Independent Study Track upon application but may not do both.
Grit meets opportunity
UTNY opens opportunities in New York's competitive industries. Internship Track students secure their internship the semester before they arrive in New York with the guidance of the UTNY team. This crucial foot-in-the-door starts students with invaluable industry experience, which can be leveraged once they return to Austin or toward a post-graduation career.
All students are required to enroll in and complete a three- or six-credit-hour internship unless approved to do an independent study. Students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites for their chosen internship course.
Internship course requirements and criteria vary depending on the course, college, and department. Students enrolling in a 3 credit-hour internship typically work 150 – 175 hours. Students enrolling in a 6 credit-hour internship typically work 300 – 350 hours.
UTNY students may enroll in any 3- or 6-credit UT Austin internship course to fulfill their UTNY internship course requirement. The list below is a sample of some of the most common courses students use. Talk with your academic advisor about the course that works best for your degree plan.
Each course has its own prerequisites and requirements and UTNY students and their internship must meet the requirements for the course in order to register for it.
College of Fine Arts
- F A 340 / F A 640 – All COFA Majors
McCombs School of Business
- B A 353 / B A 653 – All Business majors
College of Liberal Arts
- L A 320wb-UTNY / L A 620-UTNY – All Liberal Arts majors
- Students must intern 40+ hours/week to qualify for L A 620
- Government, Sustainability, Urban Studies, and Women and Gender Studies majors -- Check with your academic advisor about departmental internship courses
Moody College of Communication
- ADV 350 / ADV 650 – Advertising majors
- CLD 351 / CLD 651 – Communication and Leadership majors
- CMS 370K / CMS 670K – Communication Studies majors
- J 330F / J 660F – Journalism majors
- P R 350 / P R 650 – Public Relations majors
- RTF 330N / RTF 650N – Radio-Television-Film majors
- Three hours of RTF 650N may count as Media Studies for RTF majors; the remaining three hours will count toward the twelve hours of additional RTF electives required for RTF majors.
College of Natural Sciences
- NCS 322 – Any Natural Sciences major
- Offered only in Fall and Spring semesters
- TXA 356 - Textiles and Apparel majors
Bridging Disciplines Programs
Students pursuing a BDP certificate may be able to use their internship or independent study in New York to fulfill a BDP connecting experience requirement. Consult your BDP advisor for more information.
Internship Credit for any UTNY Student
While most students choose to earn credit through their major, minor, college, or certificate program, any UTNY students can opt to earn internship credit through UTNY's internship courses: COM 350-utny / COM 650-utny.
- RTF majors: three hours of COM 650 may count as Media Studies; it will count toward the RTF 36 hour coursework requirement, but not against the 48 hour RTF limit.
- Effective Fall 2024: COM 350-utny and COM 650-utny counts as a "Career Prep Course" for Communication Studies majors.
This list is subject to change. Please check with your academic advisor, college, school, and department for the most up-to-date information.
Independent Study Track
Follow your passion
UTNY offers the connections and resources to dig deep in the Big Apple. Students admitted under the Independent Study track work with their academic advisors and the UTNY team to design a course of study connected to the city or resources of New York.
The Independent Study Track can be particularly beneficial to students who want to explore a particular topic in more depth, have an interest in research, plan a career path outside a traditional business setting, or are ineligible to complete an internship.
UTNY independent studies must be created and organized by the participating student and reviewed, approved, and supervised by faculty in that student’s home college, according to that college’s rules.
Students interested in applying to the Independent Study Track are strongly encouraged to meet with Kate Uhlrich, UTNY sr. program coordinator to discuss their independent study prior to applying to UTNY.