Internships and Careers

Internships in Urban Studies

Internships are a requirement of the major. These enable students to work with an agency or department of their choice within city or county government (i.e. planning, neighborhood development, economic development, housing) or with a nonprofit organization (i.e. Lowcountry Housing Trust, Crisis Ministries Homeless Shelter) and apply concepts learned in the major to real-world situations.

Urban Studies students are required to complete a 2 hour internship for the major. The student must complete 120 hours of supervised learning onsite.

Careers in Urban Studies

A degree in urban studies is excellent preparation for careers in such fields as:

  • Urban design
  • City and regional planning
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Housing and community development
  • Public administration
  • Economic development
  • Nonprofit organization

Some of our graduates have chosen to work for nonprofit organizations while others are employed in the for-profit sector by developers, planners and architects. Others have carved out careers within local, state and federal government.