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Internship Events

Every academic year the Career Development Center hosts events and workshops to educate students on the importance of completing an internship during their undergraduate and graduate studies.

Internship Week

For many employers, good grades and the right college major are just not enough. Employers seek recent graduates who are well-rounded and bring a variety of skills. According to the 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 56.5% of students who completed an internship were made full-time offers at the completion of their internship assignment.

During Internship Week, you will learn key resources and techniques on how to look and search for an internship. You will also have the opportunity to meet employers and obtain recommendations on how to present yourself as an ideal candidate on your application materials. The employers will also discuss current and upcoming internship opportunities available in their organization!

All workshops will be held at the Career Development Center, Brotman Hall 250, unless otherwise specified.
RSVP to reserve your spot via BeachLINK!

2014 Internship Week Events Schedule
Monday, March 24, 2014 Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014
Careers & Internships in STEM at  12 - 1 PM
Obtain insight about the multiple career fields you can pursue with a STEM degree. This workshop will also discuss where to search for internship opportunities.
Tapping into the Non-Profit Sector at 1 - 2 PM
Are you interested in making an impact in your community? Have you considered pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector? Come learn from a panel of experts about the various career fields you can pursue in the nonprofit sector. The panelists will provide tips and advice on how to communicate your skills and experiences to help present yourself as an ideal candidate for a meaningful internship position. 
NASA Information Session at 12 - 1 PM
Interested in obtaining an internship with NASA? A representative from NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative will share with students the various internship programs available through NASA including typical projects students complete during their internship experience. The representative will cover key deadlines and how to navigate the online application.
Careers & Internships in the Arts  at 1 - 2 PM
Come learn about the various career fields you can pursue with a degree in the arts. Workshop will cover different internship opportunities available to students pursuing a degree in the arts.
CSU Media
CSU Media Internship Program - Information Session at 4 - 5 PM
The CSU Media Internship program offers a wide range of internship opportunities in the media/entertainment industry! Come learn about the current opportunities with major studios and independent companies. Our representative will provide advice on how to develop a competitive application for acceptance into the program.
BET Network
BET Networks - Information Session at 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Internship Opportunities in:
  • Media Sales
  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Production
  • Post Production
  • Corporate Communications (PR)
  • Talent Relations
Internships: Explore your Options! At 2 - 3 PM
Learn how to use the resources available at the Career Development Center to explore internships and find out the requirements to receive academic credit for your internship.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America
Careers in the Wine Industry at 5 - 7 PM
This is a career seminar and networking event for those interested in starting a career in the wine or hospitality industry. Meet industry experts and learn about their summer internship opportunities. Food will be served and a mixologist will be on hand with demonstrations.
Vans - Information Session at 4 - 5 PM
Internship Opportunities:
  • Apparel Tech Design
  • International Sales
  • Public Relations
  • Video Production
  • Human Resources
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Footwear Design
Ross Dress for Less
Ross Stores, Inc. - Information Session at 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Do you have strong communication, retail, and organizational skills? Come learn about the various career paths in Ross' Buying hierarchy and obtain further information regarding their full-time and intern positions being offered.
Internship Opportunities:
  • Assistant Buyer (5 positions)

Internship Essay Contest

2013 Internship Essay Contest Recipients

2013 Internship Essay Contest Recipients

Left to right:

  • Hyun Jung Lim, College of Business Administration
  • Olivia Barajas, College of Education
  • Mirian Chavez, College of Liberal Arts
  • Tuan Nguyen, College of Engineering
  • Roy Ready, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Rachell Ann H. Alger, College of Health & Human Services
  • Chelsea Bryan, College of the Arts

Contest Details:

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 $500. 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 scholarship of $1000.

2014 Contest Eligibility:

The competition is open to currently enrolled CSULB students who have participated in an internship, practicum, fieldwork, or student teaching assignment during 2014 (Spring, Summer, or Fall semester). Graduating seniors (Fall 2014) are not eligible because all scholarships are disbursed during the spring semester of 2015 and you must be enrolled in courses in order to receive the 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, dates of internship (exp: January 2014 - May 2014), internship class, internship faculty, employer name, site supervisors name (phone number and email address). 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.

Deadline: Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00PM

Submit your essay to the Career Development Center, BH-250. Hard copies will only be accepted (no electronic submissions). A confirmation email will be sent once your essay has been received.  

Have more questions...

Contact the Internship Program Office at the Career Development Center or complete our on-line Help Form.