Every academic year, the Career Development Center hosts The Internship Essay Contest to recognize and reward past internship participants.
2012 Internship Essay Contest Recipients
Left to right: Kayla Gonzales, College of Natural Science & Mathematics; Jessica Truong, College of Education; Kimberley Pearson, College of Business; Sabrina Rivera, College of Engineering; Julie Ho, College of Arts; and, Carolyn Huckabay, College of Health & Human Services
The Career Development Center invites you to participate in the Annual Internship Essay Contest. A $500 award will be given to one student from each of the seven colleges (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health & Human Services, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences & Mathematics) at CSULB. An overall winner will be given an additional award of $1,000. All finalists will be recognized and receive certificates for their participation.
In addition to the winnings mentioned above, every scholarship recipient's essay will be forwarded to the California Internship and Experience Association (CIWEA) Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship, with a chance to win a first place prize of $1000, and a second place prize of $500.
The competition is open to currently enrolled CSULB students who have participated in an unpaid internship, practicum, fieldwork, or student teaching assignment during 2013 (Spring, Summer, or Fall semester). Graduating seniors (Fall 2013) are not eligible because all scholarships are disbursed the Spring semester and you must be enrolled in order to receive funds. The work experience must be a minimum of 120 hours. The scholarship must be reported to financial aid. See the Center for Scholarship Information FAQ's for details regarding financial aid and scholarships. Previous winners are not eligible.
Submit a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 750 words in response to the following prompt: How has your internship experience influenced your career choice? Include a cover page that contains: your name, student ID number, phone number, address, email, major, internship term, internship class, internship faculty, employer name, and employer phone number. Do not include your name on any page beyond the cover page. Essays will be judged based on: writing to topic, narrative, originality, organization, mechanics, and passion.
Submit your essay to the Career Development Center, BH-250. Hard copies will only be accepted (no electronic submissions).
Contact the Internship Program Office at the Career Development Center or complete our on-line Help Form.