Internships are a Vital Part of USCB's Human Services Program
One of the most distinctive and valuable aspects of USCB’s Human Services program is the experience-based internship component. Each of the three internship courses requires at least 120 hours of service in a supervised human service setting.
Working with our internship course coordinator, each student will identify human services settings that match their interests and career goals. Students are responsible for securing their internship placements.
Summer Internships 2022
Safe Haven Family Counseling Services, LLC
"I was honored to complete my internship with Safe Haven Family Counseling Services, LLC. During my internship I had the pleasure to make a flyer for a non-profit organization that we did, which was called the “Girls Group”. This organization provided emotional, behavioral, and social support to teenage girls. I also attended a health fair where we got to educate people about therapy and let them know how important mental health is."
- Angel Brace, Summer 2022 Intern
Family Promise of Beaufort County
"My internship this summer was at Family Promise of Beaufort County, an organization that provides temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing resources from interfaith and secular communities. I enjoyed my time as an intern here and hope to continue volunteering with the organization even after my internship finishes."
- Kate Stanton, Summer 2022 intern
Examples of the kinds of agencies and organizations that have served as hosts for previous internships, and that are found statewide, include:
- ABLE of South Carolina, Greenville
- Active Day of Sumter
- Beaufort County Alcohol & Drug, Beaufort
- Beyond Our Walls, North Charleston
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry, North Charleston
- Carolina Forest Child Development and Learning Center, Myrtle Beach
- Clarendon County Detention Center, Manning
- Coastal Empire, Beaufort
- The College Sage, Charleston
- Communities In Schools-Midlands, Columbia area
- De Gullah Way Preschool, St. Helena Island
- Department of Social Services: Chesterfield
- Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia
- Family Promise of Beaufort County, Bluffton
- Guardian Ad Litem Program, Orangeburg
- Habitat for Humanity, Charleston
- Hopeful Horizons, Beaufort
- Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, Columbia
- McLeod Hospital Seacost, Little River
- Mission, Lexington
- National Alliance for Mental Illness, Bluffton
- National Youth Advocate Program, Charleston
- Programs for Exceptional People, Bluffton
- Quality of Life Group, West Columbia
- Sanders Family Counseling, Florence
- SC Department of Education-Nutrition, Columbia
- Three Rivers Behavioral Health, West Columbia
- USCB Student Life, Bluffton campus
- Westminster Christian School, Rock Hill
- York County Department of Social Services, Rock Hill
**Important Note for Online Students Who Live Outside South Carolina:
Please note that each state regulates its own higher education requirements. The majority of states exempt online education from regulation but do not exempt internships, which are considered to be an educational program operating in the other state, i.e., not the state in which the degree-conferring institution is physically located. USCB is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which provides necessary authorization for institutions that wish to operate in different states. Students who wish to complete internships in states that are members of NC-SARA have permission to do so. Students, who wish to complete internships in NC-SARA member states, have permission to do so. USCB students cannot complete internships in non-member states. And explanation of NC-SARA and a complete list of member states and institutions can be found here.
Read and download the Human Services Internship Manual.
Watch the Human Services Internship overview video below.