Interested in internships? We encourage all students to participate in internships at Coastal Carolina University. You can complete paid or unpaid internships in the fall, spring or summer semesters and earn a grade by enrolling in an internship course in your field of study.
CCU Career Services offers free resources and individual assistance to help you with every step of the internship process. Get started by reviewing our resources and information below!
Consider attending one of our Career Services workshops: see our workshops and events at www.coastal.edu/career or CCU Handshake!
Check out International Internship options, Local and National Internships, and On-campus Internships
Apply, interview and secure an internship position. Then, go to “Get the Credit” section of this page.
Looking to get credit for your internship? Here’s how you start. Once you’ve been accepted to an internship, make sure to begin the experience request as soon as possible. Our request process is through Handshake and requires you to complete online forms regarding your internship, so that you can be approved for academic credit.
If you'd like to download these instructions as a pdf, you can do so here.
|Review the Internship Learning Contract Worksheet link with your employer to gather important information. This is important because you can’t save and return in Handshake, so its good to have all the information written down beforehand.|
|Talk with your academic advisor to see how it fits into your academic program. To get to the academic advisor, log-in to your MyCCU account and check underneath the “Advisors” panel.|
|Talk with the faculty internship coordinator for your major (or minor) department to make sure you are eligible to be enrolled in the internship course. (Don’t know who this is? Check Here)|
|If your internship is international, you must contact the Center for Global Engagement and submit approval forms via Handshake (International Internship experience request).|
|Always feel free to schedule an appointment with the University Internship Director on CCU Handshake for assistance and any questions with this process!|
|Notify your employer that you submitted a request in Handshake, and let them know they will be receiving an email from Handshake regarding your internship approval (also remind them the email may appear in their spam/junk folder).|
|Check your email for final approval in 1-2 weeks. Also, be sure to check your spam or junk email folder—the email notification comes from Handshake.|
|Double check your MyCCU account to verify that you have been enrolled in the Internship course.|
|Remember that your faculty internship coordinator will have additional required assignments during your internship, including a final evaluation form for you and your employer to complete as well as a work hours log to verify your working hours for the internship.|
|Have a great experience, and be sure to share your success story with the CCU Career Services Office!|
For more information, contact:
Director of Internships, Service Learning, and Employer Engagement
Career Services Center
Lib Jackson Student Union A203