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Internships for Students

All students who are planning to earn an Associate’s degree in an Integrated Media & Technology, Computer Science or Business Programs concentration are encouraged to complete an internship during their final year of study.   

The CSCC Internship Program is an initiative designed to fortify the bond between our students and the local business community.  Students at Columbus State cannot afford to forego opportunities that get their feet in the door of any company which may hold the keys to their futures. 

Students apply for internships with local companies, and those employers work independently to hire interns, using criteria and hiring methods they choose.

Many interns earn an hourly wages, but the primary benefit comes in the form of practical knowledge gained, personal contacts made, an advantage in scholarship funding through an improved resume, and possible full-time employment upon completion of the internship

What is an internship?

An internship is a mentored work experience with an educational focus related to a student’s major.  Typically, students participate in an internship for one semester during their second year.  Internships are completed with credit and many degree programs require internship completion.  The CSCC program includes internships that are paid hourly, paid a stipend, or unpaid.

Why intern?

  • Explore your career field
  • Earn college credit
  • Make yourself more marketable
  • Job search and interview experience
  • Internships lead to fulltime employment\
  • Compensation

Majors with Internship Opportunities

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Business Office Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Design and Graphics
  • Digital Photography (FOTO)
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interactive Media
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Characteristics of a Successful Intern

  • Appropriate dress
  • Professionalism
  • Tactfulness
  • Initiative
  • Appreciation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Attentiveness
  • Hard work
  • Accuracy
  • Preparation
  • Prompt arrival
  • Ethical behavior
  • Strong relationship w/ mentor
  • Accepts criticism
  • Effective communication