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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.

Contact Us: The Internship Coordinator,  Amy Mercer 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

ECrimmins Internship

(Elizabeth Crimmins '18 with Andrew Spitzer '17 during her internship with the City of Charleston's Design Division)

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
Additional Opportunities:
Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program

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