How to Find an Internship
There are many ways to find an internship in information science. Career services and iSchool faculty share internship opportunities regularly through the BSIS listserv. Check the listserv for current opportunities.
You can also meet with Kelli Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org), the CIC Career Services Manager, to talk about internship ideas and opportunities. Additionally, you can check Handshake (and don’t forget about web searches, Indeed, and LinkedIn).
- Must work 140 hours over the course of the selected term at the same organization.
- Must be in the field of information science.
ISCI 496 registration is restricted until you complete the internship contract, and it is approved by the iSchool director. You need to have proof of your internship offer as part of the contract process. The contract can take up to two weeks to process.
1. Submit the ISCI 496 Internship Contract to be considered for academic credit. Note deadlines.
2. Contract will be reviewed by iSchool faculty and director.
3. If your internship is approved, you will receive override and registration instructions.
4. Register for class via my.sc.edu.
5. Pay course fees before tuition payment deadline.
1. Copy of your resume.
2. Job description detailing your expected work responsibilities and demonstrating the internship will consist of professional-level tasks in your field of study.
3. Proof of internship offer letter from supervisor or Human Resources (a letter or email).
4. Supervisor information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can get course credit and get paid for working during your internship.
ISCI 496 registration is restricted until you complete the Internship Contract, and it is approved by the iSchool director. You need to have proof of your internship offer as part of the contract process. The contract can take up to two weeks to process.
Yes, ISCI 496 is a three-credit-hour course and tuition must be paid accordingly. If you are approved for and added to the class, you are responsible for paying any fees prior to their deadlines. Missing tuition deadlines may cause you to be dropped from the class by the university.
No, your internship can take place anywhere in the world!
After your internship contract is approved, you will be given a Contract Override that will allow you to register for the class via Self Service Carolina.
If you internship is canceled before or during the contracted time, reach out to your advisor. Your advisor will work with the iSchool director on a solution.
No, you must complete the internship while enrolled in this course. Credit cannot be rewarded retroactively.
3 credit hours.
Yes, an Informatics Minor can take 9 credits of electives from any ISCI course.
The class does not meet weekly and is conducted primarily though Blackboard. Assignments include weekly journals, mid-semester evaluation, interview with supervisor, and end-of-semester evaluation.