Through the Student Employment Partnership Program, students who receive a federal work-study award as part of their financial aid offer have the opportunity to pursue an off-campus internship or to participate in the reading and math tutoring program as part of a career-related community service position. This program allows students to choose their work sites and gain the valuable work experience they desire. Students may also use this work experience as an internship and receive academic credit. The student must be offered and have accepted federal work-study through the Office of Student Financial Services to participate in this program.

Serving the community is a major advantage of the program. The opportunity to work with a variety of people of different ages and backgrounds gives students a sound work experience. As with all student employment programs, students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year (fall and spring semesters). Due to limited funding, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Career and Professional Development early each academic year to determine their internship eligibility. 

Reading and Math Tutoring Program

The Reading and Math Tutoring Program, also called America Reads/Counts, is grounded in the philosophy that children are our nation's greatest asset. The program calls on students to support teachers and help ensure that every child can read well and perform basic mathematical functions by the end of the third grade. Math tutors (America Counts) can also work with children through the ninth grade. Eligible and dedicated college students are called to serve as tutors, mentors and role models. Students must be awarded federal work-study as part of their financial aid offer to participate in this tutoring program.

For more information, contact Alfred F. Estrello, Director Education Special Projects in the School of Human Developement and Education at 512-233-1657 or alfrede@stedwards.edu

Community Service Internships 

Internships provide excellent opportunities for students to learn new skills, expand their knowledge of a particular field of study, explore career options and apply academic knowledge in a "real-life" situation. In today's job market, students need practical experience to be competitive. St. Edward's partners with local non-profit and government agencies to provide community service-based internship opportunities for our students. Students can learn more about these community service-based internships through Career and Professional Development. Examples of internship opportunities have included the following agencies (listed in alphabetical order):

  • America Reads/Counts Tutor - Travis Heights Elementary School
  • America Reads/Counts Tutor - Zavala Elementary School
  • SmartKids Afterschool Program Assistant - Communities In Schools
  • Volunteer Engagement Team Intern - Foundation Communities
  • Web UI Intern - HealthStart Foundation
  • Game Illustration Internship - HealthStart Foundation
  • Game Programmer Intern - HealthStart Foundation
  • Public Relations / Communications Intern - HealthStart Foundation
  • Development Intern - HealthStart Foundation
  • Programs Intern - Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
  • Membership Intern - Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Social Media and Graphic Design Intern - Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Education Intern - Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Development Intern - Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Curatorial Intern - Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Visitor & Volunteer Services Intern - Women & Their Work
  • PR/Social Media Intern - Women & Their Work
  • Development Intern - Women & Their Work
  • Gallery Assistant Intern - Women & Their Work
  • Education & Interpretation Intern - Women & Their Work