What is an Internship?
An internship is a form of experiential learning, which offers you the opportunity to work in an entry-level, workplace-related position that related to your major. It gives you a chance to gain valuable experience and make professional connections in your field. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate your talent. As an intern, you will work under close supervision of the employer, to teach you the skills needed to be successful in this career path or job. This is meant to be a learning experience in the work environment and field of your choice, as related to your academic major.
While participating in an internship or work experience opportunity (job, volunteer position, paid or unpaid), the student will also be enrolled in a Work Experience Course, in which they can earn 1-4 units of academic credit based on the hours of work they complete in a semester.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements to Determine if you are Ready for an Internship:
- Have a Declared Major and Career Goal in mind
- Completion of at least 1-2 semesters in college
- Completion of at least 2-3 core classes in your major
- Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Have at least 4-20 hours per week during the semester available to devote to an internship
- Enroll and participate in a Work Experience Course (see WEXP Course tab at top of page)
Search for Internships
To search for internships and work experience opportunities posted through the Los Rios Work Experience and Internship website – click on LINCS for students (see side bar for Student or Employer LOGIN box).
Additional Internship and Employment search websites:
Foundation for CA Community Colleges – Student Assistant positions through the State of CA and other public agencies (PAID)
SMUD – Student Assistant positions and Military Outreach
University Enterprises - CSUS Organization assisting students in finding student assistant positions
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