Eligible Candidates for completing a CSCCa Practicum/Internship
Must be a current member of the CSCCa.
If an undergraduate, must at least be a Senior (with a minimum of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours-proof of this must be submitted in the form of an official transcript, a letter from the individual's department chairman or dean, or a verification of senior status from the institution's records office). If an undergraduate, we recommend fulfilling the practicum/internship upon completion of course work.
Graduate and undergraduate assistantships that fulfill practicum requirements will be acceptable and may be completed while fulfilling class requirements.
There will be a minimum of 640 hours that must be completed. A frequently used timeline for completing the 640-hour practicum/internship is 20 hours per week, 80 hours per month, over an 8-9 month period. Depending upon the needs of the institution, however, more hours per week may be required.
A Practicum Waiver & Information Form must be submitted to the CSCCa National Office prior to beginning the practicum/internship. Candidates that begin internships before submitting a practicum waiver take the risk of their internship not being approved for the SCCC Certification Exam.
A practicum fee must be submitted to the CSCCa National Office by the scheduled deadline of the respective exam.
The Practicum Process
Available internships can be viewed on the Careers section of the CSCCa website. Internships that are approved for the SCCC practicum/internship are indicated.
If there are no internship postings in which you are interested in pursuing, or if you are unsuccessful in obtaining a listed position, you can contact a CSCCa-approved mentor directly to apply for a practicum/internship.