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Internships and Co-ops

Confirm your career aspirations while gaining relevant experience that employers are looking for. Build your resume and gain hands-on experience as you begin to cultivate a skillset that reaches beyond the classroom. 

Internships

Choose an internship related to your major, minor, or interests to get the most from it. Internships can be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, and are available to students of all majors. You can participate in our Community Internship Program (CIP) or you may be eligible for an academic internship where you could receive class credit (depending on your academic department).

 At USC, we define an internship as a one semester experience with an employer. Start and end dates must align according to the academic calendar and you may either intern full-time (maximum 40 hours per week) or part-time (minimum 20 hours per week).


Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Locate and plan a co-op experience related to your major, minor or interests to get the most of your time at Carolina. Co-ops can be part-time or full-time, must be paid, and are available to students of all majors. If you obtain a co-op, you must participate in our Co-op Program.

 At USC, we define a co-op as a two or more semester experience with an employer. Start and end dates must align according to the academic calendar. You may either complete a parallel co-op where you work part-time while attending school full-time for 3 consecutive semesters or you may complete an alternative co-op where you  work full-time while alternating semesters of working and attending school.