Urban Fellows Program

The Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Urban Fellows Internship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who obtain unpaid summer or semester internships at nonprofit, community, or governmental organizations. Our mission is to provide financial support for students who desire an opportunity to gain valuable internship experience at organizations that are historically unpaid. Funding provided by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership (JNIWL). The Urban Fellows Program will help develop future community and government leaders and enhance the interaction of TWU with city government and nonprofit organizations. Scholarships are awarded by the Career Connections Center scholarship committee.

The scholarship amounts to $1,000 per student per internship/semester. Students will complete 80 noncredit hours over the course of 8 weeks.

Scholarships will be funded at the start of a student’s internship. Incompletion of the internship will result in the recipient having the amount taken out of their financial aid. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed by recipients and committee members. More information will be available to recipients during any Urban Fellows on-boarding seminar.

Criteria for Students:

In order to receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled at Texas Woman’s University.

Requirements Before You Apply:

Schedule a Career Advising consultation with a TWU Career Consultant for a resume review and interview prep. Email your consultant directly to schedule your appointment to have your documents reviewed. Contact the consultant that is assigned to your college (each major is in a college).

College of Arts & Sciences- Nicole Sonkur, nsonkur@twu.edu 

College of Business – Lin Burgess, lburgess1@twu.edu

College of Health Sciences & Pre-Nursing- Christie Shill, cshill@twu.edu  

College of Professional Education- Trinity Douglas, tdouglas5@twu.edu

TWU Dallas Campus/ Houston Campus (all majors)- Naomi Byrne, nbyrne@twu.edu


Scholarship recipients will be notified via email within one week after applications close. If you have not received an email within two weeks after the application close date, you unfortunately did not receive the scholarship.


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Contact & Location

(940) 898-2950

Career Connections Center
Woodcock Hall, Suite 200
1202 Old Main Circle
Denton, TX 76204

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please schedule an appointment with your Career Consultant.