Summer Employment and Internships

Lipscomb University's Career Development Center (CDC) assists those seeking summer employment and internships by connecting students with area employers and on-campus job opportunities. The CDC personnel can also help students determine if summer jobs qualify to receive college credit. The Career Development Center is located on the lower level of the Bennett Campus Center. To view available job postings, go to and click on the eRecruiting link.

Summer Internship Scholarship

Take nine credit hours* in the summer and you can register for up to three credit hours of internship courses for free.

Summer programs are affordable, too. With our discounted summer tuition, financial aid and academic scholarships and housing discounts, you can take summer hours for less than a normal semester! Add that to your FREE internship credit hours and you’ve got great plans for this summer.


With an internship, you can:

• get a “sneak peek” at your chosen profession

• earn real work experience for your resume

• broaden professional skills

• network with local companies and the business community


Talk to your advisor to see if an internship is right for you…we know the FREE price tag is right!



How to Apply


Go to myLipscomb and click the Summer Internship Scholarship link under Resources/Career Development. Provide the requested information to be approved to receive the FREE internship credit hours. Students must be registered for the internship course no later than June 1.


*Credit hours for courses registered through the adult degree program and travel courses do not count toward the nine-credit-hour minimum.


How many hours is an internship?

An internship is a short-term, supervised, career-related work experience designed for any university student to gain expreince. As an intern, you can work part-time, full-time, off-campus or on-campus in either paid or unpaid positions. You decide if you would like to receive academic credit. Whether you intern in Nashville, DC, New York, Hollywood, or your hometown, DREAM BIG!  Below are answers to questions you may have.

Time Commitment

Credit Granted Internship Hours Completed Weekly Total Hours
1 hour 10 hours per week for 13 weeks 130
2 hour 12 hours per week for 13 weeks 156
3 hour 15 hours per week for 15 hours 195


Registration Information

  • You MUST register for the internship course during the semester you are participating in the internship.
  • You can't register UNTIL you get faculty approval, faculty override into the course, AND attend a mandatory internship orientation.
  • You can receive credit in your major or minor field or you can choose to pursue elective credit for participating in an internship. This option allows you to earn up to 6 hours academic credit toward your 132 hour graduation requirement without the hours being applied to any specific major.
  • Talk with a member of the CDC staff for additional details about the elective credit option: 
    • Email:
    • Phone: 615-966-6296

Internship Orientation

  • You will learn the university administrative requirements which include an Agreement, Objectives sheet, Initial Review, Monthly Logs, a Final Evaluation, and comprehensive Portfolio. Your faculty may have additional academic requirements for you to complete as well.
  • Orientations are offered at various times during the first 2-3 weeks of the semester. Please sign up in the Career Development Center for a time. 
  • Learn more about the orientation here.


What are the benefits of an internship?