Coker College Internship Program

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About The Program

The Office of Career Development facilitates internships for academic credit for all majors, excluding Education and Social Work.  To see if your major is eligible for internship credit through the Office of Career Development, please contact our office at 843.383.8058.

We are here to help you every step of the way – so keep us in the loop while you are at your internship. We will check in with you officially at the midpoint and end of your internship, but are here for you to answer questions, help sort out work conflicts, assist with difficult conversations, help you find additional work training, etc. Just let us know how we can help your internship experience be even better! We will also be in touch with your supervisor at the beginning, middle and end of your internship experience. So make sure you keep us up to date if contact information changes for you or your direct supervisor. We look forward to working with you!

Eligible students should meet the following requirements:

  • Junior or Senior status (for academic credit)
  • Approval from faculty supervisor
  • Must attend Internship Orientation

Why should you do an internship?  You can:

  • Explore your major and learn about more career options
  • Network and make contacts in your field of interest
  • Develop your talent and gain valuable skills and experience
  • Receive academic credit toward your program
  • Add value to your resume
  • Get paid - though this is not guaranteed for all internships

Internship Application Checklist

All documents should be uploaded into a Google Drive folder, accessible by the Director of Career Development and the Internship Faculty Advisor.

To Get Started:

Internship Application

  • If you are planning to do an internship, whether it is for academic credit or not, begin by filling out this form.  Meet with your faculty advisor to determine who will be the faculty supervisor and confirm the internship will fit into your academic plan.  Once you have submitted the application, we will follow up with an invitation to an internship orientation.

Internship Orientation

  • This session will provide an overview of expectations, requirements, and options for possible internship sites. Check your email for upcoming dates.

Internship Verification Form

  • Once you are certain you plan to do an internship for credit, complete this form. This form is required in order to register for your internship. Without completing this form and submitting it for approval – you will not earn course credit for your internship.

Internship Learning Contract

  • This form needs to be submitted along with your internship verification form. Please find a time to speak with your site supervisor and agree on your learning outcomes before beginning the internship.

To Complete for the Office of Career Development:

Supervisor's Mid-term Evaluation

  • Your internship supervisor will complete a performance evaluation at this time. This information will be sent to your faculty liaison as part of your grade for the internship course.

Site Visit

  • The student, faculty supervisor, and on-site supervisor will be asked to participate in site visit or site call.

Supervisor's Final Evaluation of Intern

  • Once you have completed your required hours, you will turn in a final evaluation of your internship experience. Your on-site supervisor will also submit a final reflection on your performance for our review. This information will be sent to your faculty liaison as part of your grade for the internship course.

Reflection Journal

  • This will be a reflection on your daily activities and significant events. See instructions on linked page.

Resume

  • Once you have completed your internship, you will need to complete and submit an updated resume.

Timesheet (Create Google File)

  • You will track your hours on the timesheet.  Download as many copies as necessary to record all hours needed for your internship.  Remember, you need to complete 45 hours to earn one credit hour.  So for a 3 credit hour course, you will be completing 135 hours.

***Additional assignments may be required based on your course requirements.  See the course syllabus for more information.