Unlock Real-World Work Experience Internships for All: Students, Career Explorers, and More

Ready to level up your skills and gain valuable work experience? Our internship programs offer a variety of opportunities for all, including specialized programs for people with disabilities.

Sharpen Your Skills and Grow Your Career

Our internship programs offer a balanced approach to skill development and career advancement, featuring a range of options and specialized coaching.

Real-World Work ExperienceHit the Ground Running

Our internships place you in actual work settings, allowing you to learn the ropes and contribute from day one.

Skill Development and TrainingBoost Your Abilities

Gain practical skills that make you more marketable and ready for your next career move.

Resume BuildingStand Out in the Crowd

A Goodwill internship is a value-add for your resume, making you more attractive to future employers.

On-the-Job CoachingEnjoy Guided Success

Whether it’s group job coaching or more personalized support, our programs ensure you’re never walking the path alone.

Financial Support and CompensationEarn While You Learn

Many of our programs offer financial compensation, letting you earn an income while acquiring valuable skills.

Networking OpportunitiesExpand Your Horizons

Connect with industry professionals and fellow interns to build a professional network that can help you throughout your career.

Goodwill Career Center

Your Gateway to Career Advancement

Five Weeks to a Brighter Future: Paid Internship with Coaching

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a long-standing partnership with Travis County Children and Youth Services. SYEP offers a five-week paid internship with on-the-job group job coaching.


  • 14 to 22 years old
  • Enrolled in high school or post-secondary education program
  • Living in Travis County
  • Able to work independently up to five minutes at a time

Unlock Skills and Earnings

Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) is a grant partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission. It offers two five-week internship options where interns receive on-the-job group job coaching or more individualized support.


  • 16 to 22 years old
  • Enrolled in high school or post-secondary education program
  • Referred by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Texas Workforce Commission

For more information on our general internship opportunities, please contact us at

Phone: 512-637-7537 or email us at Internships@goodwillcentraltexas.org

Robbie Lutz Client of the Year Honoree

Robbie Lutz, an avid animal lover, started working at Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (AVES) as an intern after going through Goodwill’s Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) program. He is now a full-time employee. Robbie works with a Goodwill job coach on opportunities for growth at AVES as well as interview and job skills.

Have questions? We’ve got answers!

Interning can be a significant step in your career, and you might have questions. We’ve got you covered.