What We Do:

The Work Experience Education and Internship Program is here to assist students in finding internships and work experience opportunities related to their major and career interests. Students can earn academic credit for full-time/part-time jobs (paid or unpaid), volunteer work, and internships. Below we have provided links to assist you in your internship and employment search. If you find an opportunity you are interested in applying for and need assistance, please come visit us at the Work Experience and Internship Office, located in RN 147 (in the back of Counseling).

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.

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:

CA State Employment – Student Employment

Foundation for CA Community Colleges - Student Assistant positions through the State of CA and other public agencies (PAID)

Sacramento City Employment and Volunteer

Sacramento County Probation

SMUD – Student Assistant positions and Military Outreach

University Enterprises - CSUS Organization assisting students in finding student assistant positions