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What is an Internship?
An internship is a form of experiential education that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a work setting. the internship is usually the lenght or equivalent of fall semester, spring semester or summer. The internship may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid.

Why do I need an Internship?

  • According to the 2013 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers rank internships the second most important quality in a candidate behind communication skills.
  • USC students who held internships earned an average of $7,487 more in their first  full-time job following graduation than students with no internship experience.
  • Internship experience can decrease the transition time from college to career (2.5 months) than those with none (6.3 months)
  • Why do I need an internship?
What are the Internship Requirements?

Students eligibility requirements vary widely by employer and by academic department. In the case of University recognized internships the work/learning arrangement is directly supervised by a designated employee of the employer and is monitored by a University of South Carolina faculty or staff member who has been appointed as the designated Internship Advisor.

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