Interested in exploring what you can do with your major?  Eager to gain real-world experience in your undergraduate years?  Wondering what careers in the non-profit world could offer you?  Consider becoming involved in the Arts, Letters, and Enterprise program, one of Trinity’s fastest growing interdisciplinary programs. 

The ALE program provides the tools needed to successfully integrate business – particularly non-profit business – with your primary areas of interest.  Most of our ALE students major in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  Through internships and a carefully tailored series of courses, students graduate prepared for the world outside.  

Fast Facts
  • Learn how your Trinity degree can open doors to summer jobs and careers after graduation
  • Get help connecting to internships available in San Antonio year round
  • Introduction to the basics of business literacy
  • Special courses for the general student body in grant writing and accounting
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What You'll Study

Combine coursework with community and careers

Faculty/Staff Steering Committee

Faculty and staff from disciplines across campus -- including STEM, business administration, humanities, and the arts -- connect students to internships in greater San Antonio.  

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Carl Leafstedt, Ph.D.
Professor, Music
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Jacob Tingle, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Business Administration
Jeanna Balreira
Jeanna Goodrich Balreira
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communications & Marketing
Strategic Communications and Marketing
Jack Leifer
Jack Leifer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Science
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Jennifer L. Rames, M.S.
Assistant Director for Internships and Course Projects
Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success
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Adam Schreiber, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Art and Art History
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James (Jim) Shinkle, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Lauren Turek
Lauren Turek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History

Student Opportunities


Undergraduates expand their learning beyond campus, gaining real-world experience in actual professional settings in San Antonio and nationwide. 

Summer Internship
Students can participate in fully-paid, 10-week internships in San Antonio, complete with optional on-campus housing, for many companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

  • 2024 Summer Session: May 13 - July 19, 2024 
  • Benefits: $4500 Stipend, Free On-Campus Housing, and more

Next Steps

  1. View ALE Postings in Handshake
  2. Attend at ALE Workshop (recommended)
  3. Submit your ALE 2024 Application for up to 2 positions by February 12, 2024 at noon
    Questions? Email ale@shshow.net 


Academic Internship
During the fall and spring semesters, Trinity students may choose to pursue an internship off campus for academic credit.  The ALE program will help students locate internships that align with their interests.

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When You Graduate


Through ALE, students explore the different jobs they can pursue with their chosen major, opening up a wide range of career paths they may not know about.

Career Areas:

  • Arts and theater
  • Business
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Technology

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • ArtPace
  • Blue Star Arts Complex
  • San Antonio Area Foundation
  • San Antonio Opera
  • Texas House of Representatives
  • The Rivard Report
  • USAA


Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.