Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at


An Internship is a structured & supervised experience with an organization or company, designed to enrich and complement students’ academic program. 

  • Although students are encouraged to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours before engaging in an internship, an increasing number of opportunities are including students with Freshman status. 

The Cooperative Education Program allows a student who has completed 45 semester hours (G.P.A.: 3.0 or better) to alternate a semester of paid employment with a company related to the student's academic major with a similar period of study until the senior year. 

  • The student must complete a minimum of two work periods.
  • Internship Activity Process
    Students completing an internship should follow the steps below:

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  • Student Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of the internship/cooperative education, students will be able to:

     • Apply knowledge an articulate how work experiences enhanced their understanding and use of theories associated 
         with their course of study.

     • Articulate outcomes of their major and identify specific frameworks relevant to work situations.

     • Demonstrate an understanding of the organizations’/companies’ mission and effectively contribute to the 
         achievement of the mission.

     • Demonstrate and articulate new knowledge and new skills developed through examples. 

     • Demonstrate effective communication skills in performing duties. 

  • Evaluation
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