Sen. Tim Scott speaking to students

Sen. Tim Scott delivers the keynote message at the inaugural Opportunity Internships event May 5, 2021 at the recently opened Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies in North Charleston, SC.


Inaugural Opportunity Internships Fair a Huge Success


Thanks to Sen. Tim Scott, and everyone that made the inaugural Opportunity Internships fair possible for students on May 5, 2021.

Over 60 students from Burke High School, Military Magnet Academy, North Charleston High School, and Sen. Scott’s alma mater R. B. Stall High School participated in the career fair event. Students met with  professionals from local companies and organizations with summer internship and employment opportunities available. Some students were offered positions on the spot!

Organizers plan to make the fair an annual event and expand capacity for student attendance as COVID safety protocols evolve.  Special thanks to principal Vanessa Brown and her team at the Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies for hosting this event. And, thanks to the Charleston County School District Office of Strategy and Communications, as well as many other CCSD supporting departments and school administrative teams, for their cooperation in staging this event for our students!

Photography by Andrew Pruitt

Check out the recording of the live stream from the event >  Video


Thank you to all the participating
companies and organizations
for their important investment
of time and resources in this event!


Check out more information on summer internships and employment opportunities,
as well as other resources, by clicking the logos below.


Lowcounty Hotels Opportunity Internship Fair Flyer

Lowcounty Hotels Employment Application




Special thanks to the following additional organizations for supporting Opportunity Internships and providing resources to students:

Soft Skills High is providing their online Career and Life Essentials Course free of charge to students who sign up for the Opportunity Internships event! This course teaches the soft skills (also known as employability traits) that all employers look for when hiring.  This is the orientation link which can be previewed at anytime.  Students interested in completing the full course and earning their professional development certificate can email Soft Skills High to register and receive log in information. Contact Katie Huffstetler >   The web address is