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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:

  • 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.

How Do You Qualify?


  • 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 and evaluating your work performance.
  • You are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a curriculum that relates to the work experience sought.
  • 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 semester.

Registering For Internship Credits


You may register for Internship credits after you get approval by your respective Division Dept. You may register for one to five credits per semester. One Internship credit equal 80 hours of work during the semester.

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 and Employment Services

(Posts Internship Job Opportunities - Do Not Register Students for Internship Credits!)
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Crescent, Princess Building, Room A-105
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

Academic Divisions
Tidewater Community College – Chesapeake Campus
Marian P. Whitehurst Building, Room 2016
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 822-5152

Academic Divisions
Tidewater Community College - Norfolk Campus
Martin Building - Room 2617
300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 822-1191

Student Development Services Office
Tidewater Community College – Portsmouth Campus
Building A
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 822-2168