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Honors Internships

Internships are an important part of the Honors Beyond the Classroom program. What you do beyond the campus of the university is as important as what you do in the classroom. Internships help build foundational skills important for your career, help open doors and develop career plans, and help you make great contacts for the future.

Summer Internships: Helpful Tips and FAQs

Students can connect virtually with the UofSC Career Center by visiting sc.edu/career or by emailing careerhelp@mailbox.sc.edu. To request a virtual appointment with your Career Development Coach, visit sc.joinhandshake.com.

DMSB students can connect virtually with the Office of Career Management by emailing their assigned Career Coach.

Employers are still hiring! Visit Handshake or the other virtual internship resources found in the next question.

If you prefer a virtual or remote internship, try using the resources listed below.

Site Search limits to use
 Handshake Type “remote” in search
 Career Builder Type in “telecommute” or “remote” as keyword
 Chegg Internships (formerly internships.com) Use keyword search “Remote”
 Glassdoor Filter – WFH or Remote turn on
 Idealist.org Use keyword “remote”
 Indeed COVID-19 resources
 LinkedIn Click “remote” under location search on job tab
Monster  Use keyword search “Work from Home”
 Student Opportunity Center Click “Virtual & Remote Opportunities”
 The muse Type “Flexible/Remote”
 WayUp Click “View Remote Jobs”
If you have secured a summer internship and would like to enroll in the honors internship course, make sure you follow the steps below.  The deadline to submit an internship contract is the “drop/add” date according to the UofSC academic calendar


Step #1: Submit the
internship contract for pre-approval

Internship contracts are reviewed by the Internship Coordinator as they are submitted. You will be contacted via email within 72 business hours if a) your internship is not approved for the honors internship course, or b) if additional information is needed about your proposed experience. Otherwise, “no news is good news” and you should proceed to Step #2.

Step #2: Schedule your (virtual) internship appointment

Schedule your (virtual) internship appointment with Erica Elbery in EAB Navigate.  Appointments will accommodate multiple students at once and are available as follows:    

  • April 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. EST  
  • April 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST
  • May 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. EST

At the end of your appointment you will be enrolled in the appropriate honors internship course (i.e. USC 999, SCHC 498, SCHC 391).

Questions?  Contact Erica Elbery 
There are several SCHC internship course options every summer. Each course option will be discussed during internship appointments to allow students the ability to make the best choice for their academic needs.  A list of SCHC summer sessions is available in Self Service Carolina. Summer session details can be found here.
The deadline to submit an internship contract is the “drop/add” date according to the UofSC academic calendar.  Remember, after your internship contract is submitted, you still need to schedule/attend your internship appointment with Internship Coordinator Erica Elbery.
Students earn 1 credit hour per 50 hours of work. If you are working 150 hours or more, then you would earn 3 credits.  Students can earn a maximum of 3 credits for their Summer internship towards honors progression.
Students that want to fulfill their Beyond the Classroom requirement must be able to work at least 150 hours and enroll in SCHC 498 or USC 999.  Each course option will be discussed in detail during the internship appointment to allow students the ability to make the best choice for their academic needs.  

This is an academic course that includes learning objectives, assignments specific to your internship, work performance evaluations and a final reflection paper. Students will learn specific details during their internship appointment.

 
There are different options depending on your department. We cover internship course cost and credit during the enrollment session.


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 (elbery@.sc.edu) 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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