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Internship Program Overview

The GC Internship Program at Clemson University has been in place for 30 years and is an integral part of the students' success academically and professionally. Students are required to complete at least two internships in order to receive their degree. The first internship is typically completed during the sophomore year and the second completed during or following the junior year. While it is not a requirement that the internship be paid, it is strongly recommended and students are discouraged from taking unpaid internships. Unpaid internships typically do not result in a valuable experience for the employer or the student and leave both the student and in particular the employer open to liability. Many of our long-standing intern employers offer competitive pay and other things such as stipends, housing, etc. to attract the best and the brightest. Internships must be full-time (40 hours per week) for the entire term. The fall and spring terms are 15 weeks and the summer term is 12 weeks.

Our students are encouraged to seek internships in a variety of geographic locations, process areas and segments within the industry in order to gain a broad range of experience in the workplace. It is believed that the ultimate success of Clemson GC graduates is due to their overall knowledge of industrial and business settings. 

Internship Dates for the coming year

Clemson GC interns are available year-round. In upcoming semesters, the typical work periods are:

  • Spring Internships are a minimum of 15 weeks between January 8 to April 27, 2018
  • Summer Internships are a minimum of 12 weeks between May 14 to August 3, 2018
  • Fall Internships are a minimum of 15 weeks between August 21 to December 8, 2018