Internship Requirement & CIP Program

As required to complete the M.Ed Higher Education program at UNCW, all students must complete at least two internships. The M.Ed in Higher Education program and the Career Center have partnered to provide a framework for students completing practical experiences in the field of higher education. Students enrolled in M.Ed Higher Education program at UNCW will participate in the Certified Internship Program (CIP) for one or more of their Graduate Internship/Practicum experiences. 

How to enroll?

  • Step One: Secure an internship/practicum site. You may find new opportunities via the weekly newsletter sent to all program candidates. For any assistance in securing an internship, please meet with the higher education faculty, or visit the Career Center at UNCW.
  • Step Two: Enroll by completing the application on the CIP website. The program structure for M.Ed Higher Education students is very similar to the traditional CIP, with a few modifications that will be explained during an orientation session. Deadlines to apply for the CIP can be found on the CIP website.