"My internship experience helped me to understand the career path that I have chosen and it helped me to make business contacts, create options for job opportunities after school and add work to my portfolio."—Danielle
"The SPC Internship Program is an invaluable experience that should not be passed by if one is looking to enter into a new career. The Internship Coordinator was very thoughtful in my placement with the right company, always keeping my career goals in mind.
Taking advantage of the Internship Program at SPC was the turning point in getting started on my new career, allowing me to take what I had learned in the classroom and put them to practical use on the job; all while gaining invaluable experience doing real work.
The Internship coordinator had connections to the workforce that I never would have on my own. The Internship coordinator secured me employment with a company where I could gain real-world experience to validate what I had learned in the classroom."—William
"My internship experience helped me get hands on experience in the work world as well as a chance to learn from professionals in field of my major. Somethings just can't be learned in a classroom.
The Internship Staff were helpful because they quickly found a great internship opportunity for me and quickly answered any questions."—Kristina
Optimal Resume is the place SPC students can search for internship opportunities through SPC employer partners. Log into MySPC, and choose My Career, then select Optimal Resume. If you have never logged in, there is an access code on the Optimal Resume log in page that will help you to create your profile. You can also access Optimal Resume from the internship home page by clicking on For Students on the left and Optimal Resume Login blue button on the right. In Optimal Resume, you can also build your resume, practice your interview skills and write cover letters.
Video tutorials are available for many common Optimal Resume features on the Career Services and Internship Tools page.
Read the Internship Office blog, Internship Connection
As a recent or soon-to-be college graduate in today's changing economy, the experience of having an internship under your belt could be just what it takes to put you over the top against competitors in the job market. SPC works with some of the best companies, local and national employers, as well as small businesses to offer students the widest range of experience; and new companies are added every day to the growing list.
Internship Program Dates and Deadlines
August - December (16 weeks)
May 1 - July 1
January - May (16 weeks)
Sept. 1 - Nov. 1
May - July (10 weeks)
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:
An Internship at St. Petersburg College is a supervised, practical learning experience in the workplace that offers the student an opportunity to apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies to build professional skills and network. Review the checklists or course descriptions below to
determine what prerequisites and/or approvals are required to enroll in an
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