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My Honors College

Honors Internships

Perk Up Your Network Events

Wednesday, February 5
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Gressette Room, 3rd Floor Harper College
*This event includes a student intern panel followed by casual conversation and networking. Chat with the SCHC internship team, experienced interns and other students in attendance. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies will be served!

Friday, February 21
10am – 11am (drop-in)
DeSaussure 228 (2nd floor classroom)
*Coffee/tea will be served

Friday, March 20
10am – 11am (drop-in)
DeSaussure 228 (2nd floor classroom)
*Coffee/tea will be served


Getting Started If You Have an Internship

Each student who wants to earn credit for an internship will need to complete the student internship contract form.  After completing the internship contract and getting it signed by the supervisor or hiring official for the internship, the student will need to schedule an appointment with the Honors Internship Coordinator, Erica Elbery ( in order to submit the contract and discuss the internship and academic requirements. Students may request an appointment via EAB or attend an internship event.

Getting Academic Credit for your Internship

SCHC 498 or SCHC 391- Honors College internship:  In order to receive academic credit to satisfy the Beyond the Classroom Honors College requirement (3 credit hours) for an internship, the student must work at least 150 hours during the internship and be enrolled in the internship course, SCHC 498. Internships can be arranged for just one credit hour (SCHC 391). 

The deadline to request credit for an internship is the drop/add day of each academic semester. Students cannot receive credit if they have already completed the internship and left the company. It is preferred that students complete the application for credit as soon as they accept the internship and before the start date. 

Paid vs. non-paid?

Ideally, each student would be paid for the work they do in their internship. However, not all internships are paid. Whether or not you are getting paid does not affect your ability to receive Honors College credit. Students can get academic credit for a paid internship through the SC Honors College internship program.

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