Internships at St. Petersburg College
Internships give you an edge by providing valuable contacts and experience that can lead to full-time jobs. SPC works with some of the best companies, local and national employers, as well as small businesses to offer you the widest range of experience. Each year, more than 2,000 SPC students complete internships with businesses throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Need college credit for your internship?
Many SPC degree programs require students to enroll in an internship or Co-Operative work experience course to accompany the internship. If you need college credits for your internship, review the internship course checklist to determine your eligibility. Submit the Internship Course application during the application window listed below.
Fall (16 weeks)
Dates: August - December
Application window: May 1 - July 1
Spring (16 weeks)
Dates: January - May
Application window: Sept. 1 - Nov. 1
Summer (10 weeks)
Dates: May - July
Application window: Feb. 1 - April 1
SPC has designed a common course outline for all disciplines that is facilitated by faculty and includes 3 credit hours of course academic credit = 180 on-the-job contact hours. The SPC internship course is facilitated by faculty and includes:
- Development of SMART Learning Objectives
- Weekly journal entries
- Final paper
- Site visit by college staff
Checklists by Program
Review the checklists or course descriptions below to determine what prerequisites and/or approvals are required to enroll in an internship course.
Arts, Humanities and Design
|Art||ART 2940 Art Internship Checklist|
|Digital Media||DIG 2940 Digital Media Internship Checklist|
|Humanities||HUM 2940 Humanities Internship Checklist|
|Music||MUS 2949 Music Internship Checklist|
|Mass Communications A.A. Transfer Plans||MMC 2949 Mass Media and Communication Internship Checklist|
Engineering, Manufacturing and Building Arts
|Engineering Technology A.S. Degree||EET 2949 Co-Op Work Experience (1-3 credits)|
Public Safety, Public Policy and Legal Studies
|Public Policy & Administration B.S. Degree||PUP 4949 Public Policy and Administration Co-Op Work Experience (3 credits)|
Science and Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services
Optimal Resume is located in your MyCourses account under the section Additional Resources. In Optimal Resume, you can build your resume, practice your interview skills and write cover letters.
Connect on our blog
Read and follow our Career and Internship blog.
Helpful links for student interns