Internships at USC Upstate


Apply for internships

Students Seeking Internships

You can search and apply for internships using Handshake, our career management software. Sign in with your USC upstate email credentials. Visit Student and Alumni Resources for help searching or preparing for an internship.

Employers Seeking Interns

If you are an employer looking to post an internship, part-time, or full-time position, sign up for Handshake, our career management software.

If you are interested in creating, developing, or promoting an internship with your company or organization, please email our Internship Coordinator, Zane Gray, or call 864-503-5393.

Internships Not for Academic Credit

Non-credit bearing internships still provide students with professional and personal growth and enhance career competencies. These may include internships posted on Handshake, promoted at the Internship Fair or other career fair, or independently sought after by a student. These internships may or may not be paid. Students are not charged tuition for these internships since there is no academic credit attached to the internship.

Career Management can help students in their search for non-academic credit internships. Please note that Career Management cannot guarantee placement into internships, but we can help students during each step with searching, preparing, applying, and interviewing for internship opportunities!

Internships for Academic Credit

A student who wishes to enroll in an internship may do so by engaging a supervising faculty member, completing a contract in association with that faculty member, securing approval of the dean, and registering through the Records Office. Internship forms may be obtained in your Academic Department. We recommened they be completed in the first week of the semester in which a student is interning.

Credits earned, internship requirements, mandatory projects, and class meetings vary by department. Please remember that if a student plans on completing an internship for academic credit, he or she is responsible for meeting the financial responsibilies related to enrolling for the internship course. Please speak to your Academic Department to verify internship requirements for your major.