Cumberland University

Values of the Program

It is our belief that on-the-job experience directly related to your chosen career field clarifies and enhances not only your educational goals, but also your future ability to secure career employment. The Cumberland Internship Program is based on the principle that significant and meaningful learning can be achieved in the professional workplace if it is a structured experience. This is accomplished through the planning of all parties involved: you, the employer, the CU faculty sponsor, and the Internship Coordinator.

Although the Internship Coordinator is available to guide you in locating possible internship opportunities, the responsibility of obtaining the internship and completing all course requirements belongs to the student.


  • Internships require you to plan ahead. Think about what you really want to do after graduation and look for internships that will give you experience in that field.
  • The best internship sites require your application information one semester prior to working your actual internship. Check HireCU daily for new internship listings!
  • Talk to the Internship Coordinator the semester before you plan to serve your internship. Securing a site and completing all the paperwork takes time. You do not want to rush an employer or yourself!
  • You cannot earn internship credit for past experiences.