Internships - Coastal Carolina University
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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

 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