Whether used as a way to gain on-the-job experience, credit for college, or a foot in the door, the right internship can provide students with a chance to develop marketable skills, make industry connections, and immerse themselves in the work they’ll being performing after graduation. In Texas, leaders from state agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission , Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, have developed an easy-to-use website specifically designed to help college students find the perfect fit. Accepting the Challenge Launched in 2017 as part of a statewide campaign, the Texas Internship Challenge portal encourages employers within Texas to post internships on the website. Students can browse positions by criteria such as job title, employer name, location, and salary. Since its inception, several well-known employers within the state have accepted the challenge , including Amazon, Accenture, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Walgreens, and Raytheon. An important part of developing a skilled workforce, internships remain an invaluable part of today’s job market, and ultimately help employers find their next great hire. Learn more about connecting education and employment in your state or region by visiting our Education page.