Clemson Meets Student Demand With Big Investment in Campus Internships

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Campus-based internships are good for students' learning as well as their employment prospects, says a career-services official at Clemson U.

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Campus-based internships are good for students' learning as well as their employment prospects, says a career-services official at Clemson U.

As colleges around the country explore how to make students' learning more experience-based, Clemson University is betting that campus internships will do the job.

Clemson's new University Professional Internship/Co-op Program is offering students positions for a semester or a summer in a variety of departments on the campus. The effort is ambitious, with plans to create more than 400 internships by 2016, at a potential cost of more than $1-million per year.