Student Employment and Internships

Student Employment

UTSA students can participate in meaningful student employment and internship opportunities throughout Business Affairs. Our career-engaged learning opportunities align closely with the Business Affairs strategic pathways to cultivate an inspiring and empowering workplace and connect and engage with our community.

Student Employment

Business Affairs includes six major service areas: Administration and Operations, Campus Services, Facilities, Financial Affairs, Public Safety, and Real Estate, Construction and Planning. Our student employees are valued team members, and over 100 students participate in student employment and internship experiences throughout our service areas each academic year.

When hiring, priority is given to students with work-study funding. Students interested in working on campus should check Handshake for available positions. Any questions about student employment opportunities can be directed to

Internship Experiences 

Through our internship opportunities, Business Affairs builds meaningful connections with UTSA students and provides valuable career-engaged learning opportunities that support students’ academic curriculum. Recent interns have been from the departments of Communication, Public Administration, Construction Science and Management, and Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Internship opportunities are posted on Handshake and interested students are highly encouraged to apply. Internship experiences within Business Affairs offer hands-on learning, mentorship, and valuable opportunities for students to network both internally within the university and externally within the larger San Antonio community.


The division of Business Affairs employs over 100 student employees and interns each semester.

Student employment refers to the hiring and administration of temporary part-time jobs for UTSA students to work on campus. This includes all student employee positions, including work-study positions. An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships are closely aligned with a student’s major and have clearly defined learning objectives. Students can learn more about the definitions of student positions at UTSA in the Handbook of Operating Procedures.

The Federal Work-Study Program offers eligible students the chance to earn college funds by working a part-time job on campus or in community service agencies. Interested students can contact One Stop Enrollment - Financial Aid for more details. 

The University Career Center assists students in any phase of their career journey, including: Career Assessment, Career Exploration and Planning, Resume / Cover Letter Review, Interview Prep, Professional Networking Assistance, Graduate or Professional School Assistance, Internship / Job Search Assistance, and Professional Headshots.

The best way to find and apply for student employment and internship positions is on Handshake. Business Affairs representatives will attend career fairs hosted by the University Career Center in order to promote available positions.

Student employee positions within Business Affairs align with a wide range of academic majors and provide hands-on training and meaningful professional experience. Business Affairs hires student employees to work in many areas, including Public Safety, Human Resources, Financial Affairs, Strategic Communications, Real Estate and more. Responsibilities vary per office, but examples include social media management and graphic design, assisting with event planning, creating professional correspondence, managing complex projects, and more. Students are encouraged to read job descriptions on Handshake to learn more about available positions within Business Affairs.


Student Success Stories

Ezabella Khan – Office of Sustainability

Ezabella Khan has been working as a student assistant in the Office of Sustainability since fall 2022. In her position, she has learned how to create data visualizations using Power BI to track campus energy usage.  The vast experience she gained through office operations, cleaning and analyzing data, curating website content and participating in events such as Bicycle Workshops and distributing car seats at the SIT! Seated Infants and Toddlers Event has widened her skillset as a finance major.

She has been able to expand her professional network with internal and external stakeholders and gained a mentor through her supervisor, Lani May. Ezabella is most proud of Sustainability's mission to make UTSA a more sustainable and greener campus.

Savannah Autin

Savannah Autin – Office of the Executive Vice President for Business Affairs

Savannah Autin began working as a graduate assistant in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs (SVPBA) in spring 2023. In her position, she has played an important role in office operations and in planning divisional employee engagement events.

Working in the SVPBA Office has helped to sharpen Savannah’s critical thinking and ability to adapt in a high paced environment, a skill that will be invaluable as she completes her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Savannah has enjoyed the opportunity to engage in mentorship, both as a mentee and by leading the office’s undergraduate student workers.

Tomeka Pierce

Tomeka Pierce – Administration & Operations

Tomeka Pierce completed a project management internship with Administration & Operations in spring 2023. As an experienced Public Administration and Policy undergraduate student, Tomeka was eager for an opportunity to explore a career in the public sector.

Working closely with the A&O leadership team, Tomeka implemented standardized project management methodology for leadership reporting processes and piloted the use of automation tools. Her project involved researching best practices and identifying tools to improve project planning, execution, and monitoring.

Tomeka is most proud of the collaborative nature of the team and their openness to feedback and change. Her internship provided her with valuable insights into higher education operations and she looks forward to continuing a career in the public sector after graduation.

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Eva Arroyo – Real Estate, Construction and Planning

Eva Arroyo was an intern with Real Estate, Construction and Planning (RECaP) in fall 2022. In this photo, she is holding her Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. The RECaP team is beyond proud to celebrate her success not only in passing her PMP exam, but also graduating from UTSA.

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Toan “My” Le – Real Estate, Construction and Planning

Toan “My” Le was an intern with the Real Estate, Construction and Planning (RECaP) department in the fall of 2022. He recently presented his class design project, which is a Pearl concept. RECaP is proud to support My by providing real world design experience that he can incorporate into his class projects. He presented his concept Pearl project to the RECaP team in January 2023.