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Internships

READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW. Then, complete The Citadel's Internship Agreement Form and return to faculty advisor. The form includes:

  1. Student & Faculty Advisor Contact Information
  2. Internship Description and Learning Objectives
  3. Leave Request (approved by faculty advisor & submitted in CAS by department)
  4. Legal Agreement with Waiver of Liability & Indemnity 
  5. Signatures of Site Supervisor, Faculty Advisor, and Student

The Career Center assists students with job and internship searches daily Monday - Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 or email careercenter@citadel.edu. Internships offer hands-on practical experience. They give students the opportunity to gain "valuable, applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.” - National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

At The Citadel, internships for academic credit are (typically) for academic juniors and seniors - with some exceptions. See The Citadel Career Center for help with exceptions.  Checklist for internship eligibility:

  • Student has a 2.5 required minimum GPA
  • Student has spoken with academic department regarding eligibility 
  • Student is able to commit a minimum of 10 hours weekly (during academic semester) on at least 2 or 3 days
  • The number of site contact hours required for internship is typically 90 hours (or hours agreed upon by your academic advisor) over a 16 week semester or 10 week summer session. Most internship courses are 3 academic credit hours
  • Internships cannot interfere with Leadership Training on Tuesday/Thursday or Friday parade (see White Book for exceptions)
  • Student is prepared and/or is at a place during their academic studies where the academic department encourages internships
  • Academic department has a desiginated faculty member to assist in identifying academic integrity of the internship
  • Student secures an internship using resources (like Handshake or referal from department)
  • Student has spoken with academic advisor, registers for internship, and completes Internship Agreement Form 

Special circumstances are referred to the Career Center. 

Search sites to get started:

Other forms and resources:

  1. Cadet Guidelines - White Book Internship Policy
  2. Academic Internship Guidelines for students (pages 35-39)
  3. Pre-Internship Self Rated Assessment (complete before you begin your internship)
  4. Post-Internship Self Rated Assessment (complete after you finish your internship)
  5. Suggested Reading: How to Talk To Anyone: 92 Tricks For Big Success In Relationships
  6. Suggested Reading: Making The Most Of Your Internship

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