Career Center program to support internships
The University of South Carolina Career Center has launched an innovative program that will offer students the opportunity to intern this summer with South Carolina companies.
The Community Internship Program will provide at least 60 undergraduates with paid part- or full-time internships with South Carolina companies beginning in May for a period of eight to 12 weeks. Through the program, students can earn at least $10 per hour, and employers can be reimbursed half the cost of the internship.
“Students with an internship or co-op experience have a significant advantage in the job market over students who do not have experience,” said Tom Halasz, Career Center director. “It is imperative that students get professional experience before graduation.”
A win-win for students and S.C. employers, the Community Internship Program is funded through a one-year federal stimulus grant of $125,000. Halasz said the Career Center is pursuing a second year of funding, as early response to the program has been strong.
Students interested in applying for an internship and businesses interested in applying for an internship grant should contact Julie Hutt in the Career Center at 803-777-4466. For more information about the USC Career Center, visit the Web site: http://www.sc.edu/career/