Internships - Coastal Carolina University
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If you need help finding an Internship:

  • Polish your resume and search for opportunities on Handshake.
  • Meet with Wall Center staff in Wall 228 and/or attend a PDA for help with internship search strategies, resume review, and interview tips.
  • Your current part-time or full-time job may qualify for internship credit; contact the Wall Center to discuss.

To register an existing internship:

  • Internships must be completed during the same semester or a future semester in order to receive academic credit. Past internships are only eligible for PDA credit.
  • It must meet the minimum eligibility requirements (see eligibility requirements below).
  • Follow the Handshake registration steps below to register an internship for academic credit.

Directions for Reporting an Internship:

  1. Log in to Handshake and navigate to the "Career Center" tab.
  2. Select “Experiences,” then the blue tab for “Request Experience.”
  3. You’ll want to choose the appropriate undergraduate form to fill out – either Hospitality (for HRTM majors only) or the Acct/Mktg/Mgmt/Econ/Fin form for all other business majors and minors.
  4. Select the course you’d like to register for (according to your major) and indicate the amount of academic credits you’d like to receive, based on your total working hours.
  5. Once you hit “Submit,” the next page will provide a two-page PDF legal document (MOU) which your employer must sign in order for us to register you (you can email it to them and it can be signed electronically).
  6. Make sure you remember to enter your three (3) required learning goals for this experience – we cannot process your internship without these!
  7. The approval process will then begin, and we will contact you to verify course registration.
  8. If you’re registering for academic course credit, the class will be conducted in distance learning format via Moodle, and you will submit all assignments and evaluations online.

**Three Experiential Learning PDA Credits will automatically be awarded at the end of the semester that an Internship is completed**

 Internship Eligibility

  • ACCT 497 (0-12 CREDITS)

Prereq: 54 or more hours, minimum GPA of 2.5

  • CBAD 297 (0-12 CREDITS)

Prereq: CBAD 120- waived for non-business majors; no GPA requirements

  • ECON 497 (0-12 CREDITS)

Prereq: 54 or more hours, minimum GPA of 2.5

  • FIN 497 (0-12 CREDITS)

Prereq: 54 or more hours, minimum GPA of 2.5

  • MKTG 497

Prereq: Junior standing (based on 60+ credits), minimum GPA of 2.5

  • MGMT 497



  • HR 461
  • OTM 483
  • OL 362
  • INT Only Study Abroad or INT internship

For admission into the Wall College, you must have the criteria below:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher after 45 credits
  • C or better in CBAD 120, ENGL 101, CBAD 201, ECON 201 or 202, MATH 132 (or MATH 160 or 138), and CSCI 110

Contact Us

For questions about general career development and alumni career services, please contact Career Services.

For questions about internship course registration and receiving academic credit, please contact Ellen Hayward or Noah Whitlock