Eligibility
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Eligibility

The information below outlines TWC’s eligibility requirements for the academic internship program. Because your home institution may have additional requirements, we encourage you to contact your campus liaison before starting an application. If you need help contacting your campus liaison or have additional questions, please email info@twc.edu.

 

To be eligible, you must:

 

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have sophomore standing or above (based on number of credits) and have completed at least two semesters on campus at a college or university by the start of our program,
  • be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university,*
  • maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale,
  • receive academic credit from your college or university for your participation in the program (TWC does not grant credit), and
  • have approval of your campus liaison (or a faculty sponsor, if your institution does not have a campus liaison)

*TWC also considers recent college graduates and students in master’s level programs on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at info@twc.edu to learn more.

 

International Students Already Attending a U.S. Institution

International students attending a U.S. institution do not normally need a visa from TWC. Most students come with their OPT or current F-1 or J-1 visa, as long as it is valid until the last day of TWC program.

 

  • If you are an international student enrolled in a U.S. institution and do not need our visa, please follow the application procedures for a U.S. student, but be sure to talk with your institution's Designated School Official (DSO).
  • If you are an international student enrolled in a U.S. institution but you need our visa, please follow the application procedures for an international student. Please note that TWC sponsors J-1 visas in the Trainee and Intern categories only.

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