SPC 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, we place more than 2,000 students in formative internships with businesses throughout the Tampa Bay area.

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SPC 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.

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Semester Dates Application Window
Fall August - December (16 weeks) May 1 - July 1
Spring January - May (16 weeks) Sept. 1 - Nov. 1
Summer 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:

  • 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
Theater  Theater Internship

Business

Accounting Technology Operations Certificate  GEB 2940 Internship in Accounting Technology Operations Checklist
Business A.A. Transfer Plans  GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration Checklist
Business Administration Certificate  GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration Checklist
Business Administration A.S. Degree (Accounting operations subplan)  GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration (Accounting) Checklist
Business Administration A.S. Degree (Entrepreneurship subplan)  GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration (Business Entrepreneurship) Checklist
Business Administration A.S. Degree (Marketing subplan)  GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration (Business Operations/Marketing) Checklist
Business Administration A.S. Degree (Financial Services subplan)  GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration (Financial Services/Banking) Checklist
Business Administration A.S. Degree (Management subplan) GEB 2940 Internship in Business Administration (Management) Checklist 
Business Administration B.S. (Financial Services)  MAN 4940 Internship in Business Administration (Financial Services) Checklist 
Business Administration B.S. (Management)  MAN 4940 Internship in Business Administration (Management) Checklist 
Business Administration B.S. (Marketing)  MAN 4940 Internship in Business Administration (Marketing) Checklist
Hospitality and Tourism A.S. Degree Download Internship Checklist for HFT 2942
Management and Organizational Leadership B.A.S. MAN 4940 Internship in Management and Organizational Leadership Checklist
Sustainability Management B.A.S.  MAN 4940 Sustainability Management Internship Checklist


Communications

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)

Health Sciences and Veterinary Technology

Physical Therapist Assistant A.S. Degree Physical Therapist Assistant Co-Op/Work Experience Checklist

Public Safety, Public Policy and Legal Studies

Crime Scene Technology A.S. Degree CJE 2940 Crime Scene Technology Internship Checklist
Criminal Justice Technology A.S. Degree CJE 2940 Criminal Justice Technology Internship Checklist
Emergency Administration and Management A.S. Degree Emergency Administration and Management Internship
Public Policy & Administration B.S. Degree PUP 4949 Public Policy and Administration Co-Op Work Experience (3 credits)
Public Safety Administration B.A.S. Degree PAD 4940 Public Safety Internship Checklist

Science and Mathematics

Biology A.A. Transfer Plan BSC 2940 Internship in Biological Sciences Checklist
Biology B.S. Degree BSC 4940 Biology Internship Checklist
Biotechnology Laboratory Technology A.S. Degree   BSC2940 Biology Internship Checklist
Environmental Science Technology A.S. Degree  EVR 2949 Co-Op Work Experience Checklist

Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services

Human Services: Community Health Worker Certificate Human Services: Community Health Worker Internship Checklist 
Human Services: Youth Development Professional Certificate Human Services: Youth Development Professional Internship Checklist 
Psychology  PSY 2949 Psychology Internship Checklist
Political Science  POS 2949 Political Science Internship Checklist
Sociology  Sociology Co-Op/Work Experience

Technology

Computer Information Technology    CIS 2940 Computer Information Technology Internship Checklist
Computer Networking A.S. Degree: Administration subplan CNT 2940 Computer Networking Administration Internship Checklist
Computer Networking A.S. Degree: Engineering subplan  CNT 2940 Computer Networking Engineering Internship Checklist
Computer Programming and Analysis A.S. Degree 

CWPA-AS students with catalog year term prior to Fall 2017/0535:
COP 2940 Computer Programming Internship Checklist

Computer Programming and Analysis A.S. Degree 

CWPA-AS students with catalog year term Fall 2017/0535 or later:
COP 2940 Computer Programming Internship Checklist

Cybersecurity A.S. Degree  CTS 2940 Cybersecurity Internship Checklist 
Web Development A.S. Degree  CGS 2940 Web Development Internship Checklist

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