Internships - Coastal Carolina University
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Required Hospitality Internships

HRTM 180 - Guest Service 1 (one credit, 130 hours)

  •  "Back of the House" Internship. This internship will involve working in a support position in a resort tourism/hospitality position. Typical positions include housekeeping, line cook, etc. 
  • Prerequisites: Completion of HRTM 101

 HRTM 280 - Guest Service 2 (one credit, 130 hours)

  •  "Front of House" Internship. This internship will involve working in a position with a high level of customer contact. Typical positions include front desk, retail, sales, etc. 
  • Prerequisites: completion of HRTM 101 

 HRTM 480 - Resort Management Training (one credit, 130 hours)

  •  This internship involves working in a management or supervisory position, or in a position working directly with a manager to assist in performing management functions.
  • Prerequisites: junior standing, completion of HRTM 101, 180 and 280

 Additional Internship Options

  • CBAD 297 – Internship Experience (0-12 credits, 60-720 hours). 
  • Prerequisites: completion of CBAD 120

ACCT/FIN/ECON/MGMT/MKTG 497 – Discipline Specific Internships (0-12 credits, 60-720 hours). Pre-requisites vary by major. In some instances, 497 can replace a required major selective course.

HRTM 230 – Introductory Resort Tourism (three credits, 240 hours)

  • This introductory internship includes supervised work experience for non-resort tourism management majors or HRTM minors, in which students are employed in an entry-level position within the context of the resort tourism industry. 
  • Prerequisites: completion of HRTM 101.

 HRTM 381 – International Internship (three credits, 390 hours)

  • This internship requires experience in a tourism-related field conducted in a country other than that in which the majority of the student’s academic coursework is completed (ex. Australia, China).
  • Prerequisites: completion of at least 54 hours, open to all majors.

Locating an HRTM Internship


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Internship How-To

1: Secure an internship

  • Polish your resume and search for opportunities on Handshake.

  • Meet with a career adviser 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.

2: Submit an experience for approval on Handshake

  • Once you have secured an internship and completed the online experience form, a career adviser will confirm your employment details and approve your internship.

3: Receive Academic Credit

  • After your experience has been approved, a career adviser will email you to verify your internship course enrollment.

  • You may qualify to receive up to 12 academic credits for your internship experience. *This is determined on an individual basis based on major, GPA, credits earned, and total anticipated work hours.

Authorization for International Students

If you have an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status, you must first obtain the necessary CPT authorization to engage in off-campus employment through the Office of International Programs. Make sure to declare this status when submitting your experience for approval so your career adviser can begin to process the necessary paperwork.

Internship Position Standards

An internship position should meet the following qualifications:

1.   Allow you to explore potential careers and/or a particular industry

2.   Provide opportunities for you to build analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills

3.   Include three specific and measurable learning objectives

4.   Not entail more than 30 percent clerical work

5.  Be supervised or mentored by a paid professional within the organization

6.  Require a minimum of 60 work hours per academic credit

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