HPU Internship Program (Employers)

How would an HPU intern benefit your workplace?

Interns from Howard Payne University do more than fetch coffee (although they can do that, too!). For little-to-no financial investment to the employer, HPU interns bring fresh ideas and new strengths and skills to the workplace.

HPU interns are highly motivated workers and eager to put what they’ve learned in the classroom into practice. By investing your time and sharing your expertise, you are giving back to your community and making a real difference in the lives of students. Interns from HPU go on to become excellent employees, often at the sites where they’ve interned.

Do I need to pay the intern?

It is not required to pay interns from HPU, but we do encourage it when possible. Many HPU interns are taking a full class load and, depending on hours, unable to work part-time in addition to their internship. A small stipend could be very beneficial to them. However, the most valuable resources you can provide to interns are your time and expertise.

How many hours a week will the intern work?

We recommend interns work between 10-20 hours a week. Businesses are welcome to negotiate the appropriate amount of hours with the intern.

How do I get paired with an intern?

Contact Career Services at HPU and we’ll discuss your workplace. We’ll then work with you to set up the application and interview process based on the specific needs and goals of your business.


To learn more about HPU’s internship program and get paired an intern, contact Tammy Arreola, career services coordinator, at 325-649-8630 or tarreola@hputx.edu.