Internships provide the real world component to Clemson's Graphic Communications program and are essential to every student's career preparation. Most employers also view this as an investment in their own future as they preview upcoming talent and contribute to the development of prospective employees. Many companies have employed interns on a continuous basis as an inherent part of their human resources program. Some fill regular positions by using three interns a year, one each school term. Others use interns to carry out special projects. In all cases, it is important for the intern to do "real work" for the benefit of the employer.
All GC majors are required to do at least two internships in order to receive their degree, and many complete three. Students are encouraged to work in different geographic locations, process areas, and segments of the industry in order to gain a broad experience in the workplace. It is believed that the ultimate success of Clemson GC graduates is due to their overall knowledge of the industrial and business settings.