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WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?

An internship is a chance for you to earn college credit while gaining valuable, hands-on work experience. Anywhere from 1 to 12 credits of internship can be earned during a semester, and a total of 18 can be applied toward a degree at CSC. Internship can be done in almost any academic department and can be used as elective and/or upper-division credits. Graduate internship credits are available in a few departments. Internship credits cost the same amount as any other course credits and will be displayed on your college transcript.

WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER AN INTERNSHIP?

There are several reasons: By getting hands-on experience, you are better informed about careers, which can assist you in choosing an academic/degree program.

Having real work experience can help you in your job search. Interns develop employment contacts and references and have an advantage as job seekers upon graduation. CSC Graduates are surveyed the fall after graduation, and 61% of those who report they are employed also report having done an internship. Well over half of those graduates believe that their internship experience contributed a lot or quite a bit toward their employment status.

HOW DO I DO AN INTERNSHIP?

Internship paperwork can be obtained from the Internship & Career Services Office at the Library Learning Commons. Out of town students can download the necessary forms at www.csc.edu/internship/forms.csc.

You must be able to work 50 hours for every credit hour you are pursuing. “Assignments” include; setting goals or Learning Outcomes, keeping a Weekly Activity Journal, responding to Reflective Questions, and compiling a Final Portfolio –which includes a reflective paper. Your internship will be graded by the Faculty Coordinator assigned to your school, but all your assignments are to be submitted to Career and Academic Planning Services.

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