Interdisciplinary Studies Experiential Internship (IDS 495)
The guided internship requires 120-480 hours of on-site work depending on number of credits enrolled.
- 120 hours - 3 credits
- 240 hours - 6 credits
- 360 hours - 9 credits
- 489 hours - 12 credits
Maximum of 3 credits may be used to fulfill degree requirements
Why an Internship?
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2008 survey show that approximately 67% of all student internships lead to a job offer.
- Provides "real-world" work experience that helps a student to confirm their major and establish their career goal.
- Faculty supervised internships earn academic credit.
- Provides students with networking contacts.
- Helps develop interpersonal and professional skills in a work environment.
- Gives students a "competitive-edge" when seeking a job after graduation.
- The guided internship requires 120 to 140 on-site work; establish goals, a journal; and a final paper. The purpose of the course is to provide students with practical application opportunities for their knowledge and skills, to introduce them to local and regional employers in their field of study, and to enhance networking opportunities.
- Students will consult with the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies to discuss possible opportunities or organizations of interest. The internship must be relevant to the student’s advanced study plan. Permission of advisor is necessary to enroll.
- Students must work through the Internship Process established by the CCU Career Services Guidelines. This course is designed to be variable credit based on the needs of the student.
- Apply, interview, and secure an internship position.
- Chelsea Angotti (Spring 2010)
Internship website link: http://www.coastal.edu/career/internship.html
Dr. Nelljean M. Rice
Dean, University College
Office Location: Prince 213F
email@example.com or 349-2473
University Academic Center
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
70.7° / 21.5° C