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Internships at TSBVI are highly sought after opportunities for university students in their last year of training to be: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment (TVI), Orientation and Mobility specialist (O&M), Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT) and Nurses.

Interested students must secure approval from their university professor before proceeding with the internship application. If a student is accepted for an internship, they will be assigned a mentor teacher and will be trained to assist with the instruction of TSBVI students for a semester.

In some circumstances the principal will grant an internship to a university graduate who is not enrolled in the above mentioned programs, but has significant experience teaching blind and visually impared students.

All interns on campus must complete an application and pass a criminal background check. (TSBVI covers the cost of the background check conducted by the TX Department of Public Safety). If you have specific questions about the process, contact the TSBVI Community Engagement Specialist, Alex Arguello at 512-206-9234.

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Do you know Braille?
Desired Internship Dates
Are you requesting housing on campus (at no cost to you) during your internship?
The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired serves a unique population of students with a variety of visual impairments (including deafblindness). Because most students live on campus, we are responsible for their welfare 24 hours a day. Depending on your assignment, you may be subject to further screening or an observation period by the department supervisor to ensure that it is an appropriate assignment. Should the match between you and your placement prove to be inappropriate, we reserve the right to change or discontinue your internship assignment at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Applicant Criminal Record Check (Texas Government Code 411.098 authorizes a school district to obtain the criminal history record of every applicant for employment or volunteer services with the district.) Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) will absorb the cost of conducting the background check through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). To proceed with the background check please provide your birthday. (If for any reason you do not wish to provide your date of birth, you may have the criminal record check conducted at your own expense at DPS.)
The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the other parties to this authorization form agree that the digital authorization of the parties included herein is intended to authenticate this writing and to have the same force and effect as the use of manual signatures. It shall be enforceable as if signed by hand, and is signed in accordance with the Texas Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (ETA), Tex. Bus. & Com. Code Chapter 322.