Interdisciplinary Studies students are career focused individuals. All students in the major are encouraged to participate in one or more internships during their enrollment at Coastal Carolina University. Students can work as interns during their fall, spring, or summer semesters if their schedules permit.
The internship course in our major is titled Experiential Internship (IDS 495). This course may be taken for credit anywhere between 3 and 12 credit hours. The course may be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credit hours combined. As of the 2014 catalog, only 9 of these credits can be included in the major concentration.
Students will not be enrolled in the Experiential Internship course (IDS 495) until all paperwork has been finalized, signed by student and internship supervisor and returned to Robert Bulsza in Career Services. Students must commit to a set number of credit hours up front to enroll in the course, at the rate of 40 work hours per 1 credit hour.
Paperwork Required for Enrollment:
Contact Information for Internships:
Robert Bulsza, M.A., LPC
Director of Internships & Service Learning
Career Services Center
Office: Student Union A-203 C
Chelsea Gardiner, Science
Animal Behavior & Ethology
As a future educator, I was able to get my internship at Risen Christ Lutheran School in North Myrtle Beach. I was placed in a classroom where the first graders and second graders are combined so I was able to get a feel for both grades. This internship has provided me with the confidence I needed to get in front of a classroom full of students and be able to teach them in a way that the information is understood. I have learned how to differentiate the workload from first and second graders within the same lesson, and I have developed a lesson plan structure that conforms to the core values of the school.
Christine Koch, Arts
Educational Leadership & Fitness
Office: Kearns 213C