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Thank you for your interest in hiring a Coastal Carolina University intern!  Our students complete internships in the fall, spring and summer semesters. 

Student working during an internship

As an internship sponsor, your organization agrees to provide a safe, structured, supervised environment where students can flourish, develop real-world experience and help your organization move forward in its daily functioning or special projects. Most interns enrolled in an academic internship credit at CCU are eligible to be paid as well.

Recruiting Interns at CCU: 

Internship Best Practices:

Federal Guidelines on Internships: 

International Internship Providers: If you offer internships at locations outside the USA, you should reach out to to work through collaboration on the internship.

Approving an Internship Request 

Have an intern who’s looking to get their internship experience approved for credit? Here’s how you start. Our request/approval process is through Handshake and requires you to complete online forms regarding the internship, so that they can be approved for academic credit.

If you'd like to download these instructions as a pdf, you can do so here.

Before Approving the Request

Bracket Review the Internship Learning Contract Worksheet link with your student intern and discuss the details of the internship with them.
Bracket  Always feel free to reach out to the University Internship Director, Karen Arnie, at for assistance and any questions with this process!
Approving the Experience Request
  1. When it is your turn in the process to submit an approval, you will receive in e-mail from Handshake. Navigate to this e-mail and select “Review Experience Request” at the bottom of the e-mail (This will open up Handshake). If you do not see the e-mail make sure to check your spam/junk folder.

  2. This first page includes basic information about the job details. Once you have reviewed the information, click “Next: Experience Details.”

  3. On this next page titled “Experience Details,” there will be nothing listed since the information was input by the student in the student survey. Simply click “Next: Student Survey.”

  4. Review the information input by the student in this Student Survey. Once you have verified everything is correct, click “Next: Your Survey.”

  5. Input information into this Employer Survey and initial to indicate your agreement accordingly. Once everything has been filled out, click “Next: Your Response.”

  6. On this last page, you do not have to enter any information. If you have input everything correctly, click “Approve Experience.”

  7. You have now completed your step in the approval of your student intern’s experience!

Handshake experience approval instructions


Handshake experience approval instructions


Approving the Experience Request


Approving the Experience Request

Want to see more about the process? Feel free to check out the student or faculty instructional documents and videos. This is not required, but will give you a better understanding of what happens before/after your step in the process.

For more information, contact:

Karen Arnie
Director of Internships, Service Learning, and Employer Engagement
Career Services Center
Lib Jackson Student Union A203