Internship Program - Mission Statement
Our mission is to assist students in their preparation for career
success and to provide opportunities to experience the connection
between work and learning.
An Internship is an academic program that enables students to
earn college credits for work experiences related to their career
goals. It allows students to practice the skills they have learned
in the classroom in “real job” settings. Internships
provide the opportunity for students to gain practical work experience,
make informed career decisions and achieve the advantage in a
competitive job market.
Benefits To Students
Participation in an Internship offers the opportunity to expand
your learning beyond the classroom and can provide you with
a competitive edge in the job market. Through
an Internship, you may:
How Do You Qualify?
- Apply new skills and experiences learned in the classroom
to a realistic work situation.
- Gain academic credit.
- Enhance your resume, references and work experience.
- Make better, informed career decisions.
- Gain the opportunity for post-graduation jobs.
- You are currently working in a position that offers opportunities
for new learning objectives and your employer
agrees to cooperate with Tidewater Community College in supervising
your work performance.
- You are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in
a curriculum that relates to the work experience
- You must have an overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or
better and continue to maintain it.
Earning Internship Credits
Credits are earned for what is learned on the job. At the beginning
of the semester the student and the employer develop “Measurable
Learning Objectives”. The Internship Faculty Member then
approves these objectives. Letter grades are determined based on
the employer’s evaluation of the student’s performance
and completion of the Measurable Learning Objectives. Students
must also complete a Student Evaluation Form at the end of the
Registering For Internship Credits
You must contact your Academic Division Office regarding registering for internship credits. Web Site: https://web.tcc.edu/welcome/collegeadmin/ASA/divisions.htm
Using Internship Credits
Your Internship Faculty Member will help determine if the Internship
will enhance your academic program. Generally, Internship credits
are not transferable to a four-year institution. If you plan to
transfer, check with the college or university you plan to attend.
Contact the following offices for additional information
on the Internship Program:
Career Services Center - TCC VB Campus
(This office advertises Internship Opportunities Only!)
Bayside Student Services Center
1700 College Crescent, Bayside Bldg., Room B112
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Office: (757) 822-7228
Academic Divisions - TCC Virginia Beach Campus
Engineering and Industrial Technologies Division, (757) 822-7197
Information Technologies and Business Division, (757) 822-7373
Social Sciences and Public Services Division, (757) 822-7207
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Tidewater Community College – Chesapeake Campus
Marian P. Whitehurst Building, Room 2016
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Tidewater Community College - Norfolk Campus
Martin Building - Room 2617
300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Student Development Services Office
Tidewater Community College – Portsmouth Campus
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701