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Internships provide students with exposure to the working world, giving them the opportunity to transfer classroom knowledge to work experience. Internships are required for Historic Preservation and Community Planning majors and are an elective for Art History majors. A student is required to work 140 hours to earn 3 credit hours with most internships being unpaid. Internships are offered by, but not limited to, various art galleries, businesses, government (planning) agencies, historic sites, museums, and preservation agencies within the Charleston area. Internships may also be taken for credit at locations outside of Charleston during Maymester of Summer semesters with the payment of Maymester or Summer tuition. Notice of specific internships is posted on the bulletin board in the entry hall of the Cameron House, 12 Bull Street. The Internship Coordinator, Diane Miller, maintains a master list of employers, processes approves/paperwork and is available to advise students as needed. Inquiries may be made at the HPCP office in 12 Bull Street, by telephone at 843.953.3888 or by e-mail at

Participating agencies include:

  • Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments
  • Charleston County Planning Department
  • Charleston County Library (SC Room)
  • Charleston Museum
  • Charles Towne Landing
  • City Gallery at Waterfront Park
  • City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
  • Cummings & McCrady, Inc.
  • Drayton Hall Historic Site
  • Elizabeth Stuart Design
  • Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Hightower Construction
  • Historic Charleston Foundation
  • Keane & Company
  • Meadors Construction
  • Preservation Society of Charleston