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Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from internships. Employers who hire interns are able to gain top talent and groom potential employees while providing them with a hands-on, true-to-life working experience.

An internship can be as valuable to an employer as it can be to the student. It is an excellent chance to recruit, work with and screen potential full-time employees. Internships can add value to a company’s brand by heightening the organization’s visibility on campus and enhancing its image throughout a community.

Find an Intern: Establish a Relationship 

The Office of Student Enrichment (OSE) knows employers want top-notch, quality students as interns. Our office is here to showcase our students and support employers in finding the best intern for the job. Employers who work with OSE are guaranteed great customer service while searching for their perfect new employee.

OSE believes in building relationships. We understand the importance of maintaining working partnerships and want to cultivate relationships with employers. To establish a connection with us for the purposes of finding an intern, consider some of the suggestions below and/or contact Leah Hughes at 864-656-2478 or

  • Contact our office to schedule an in-person appointment to meet our staff and discuss employer opportunities – putting names and faces together always helps! 
  • Get involved in our events. The more events you attend and/or are involved in, the more likely you are to find a perfect intern. Opportunities for involvement include speaking engagements, mentoring, attending networking events, etc. The OSE can get you connected!
  • Let us put you in touch with faculty — they are in direct contact with students every day and are a fantastic resource for employers.

If you are interested in having an intern, please email to request the link and password information for posting positions.

Legal Issues — Do you pass the test?

We want to ensure our students are not only getting the best internship experiences, but are also being fairly compensated for their work. When hiring an intern, please consider the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standard Act to determine whether an intern should be paid. Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act, authored by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is a useful resource to determine if your organization is passing the test for unpaid interns.

Additional information regarding paid internships can be found on the Intern Bridge Unpaid Internship Resource Center website and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) website.

For on-campus recruiting and information about career fairs, contact the Michelin Career Center at 864-656-6000 or for more information.