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1) APPLY ONLINE
Apply on the website at www.cscc.edu/academics/intern. You must be a declared major and be entering your final session prior to graduation.
2) RESPONSE EMAIL
A response email will be sent with additional guidance on preparing for your internship search along with a list of currently known internship opportunities related to your major. The student packet will also provide information on using a current employer.
3) INTERNSHIP SEARCH
You will then conduct a position search by applying, interviewing, and being selected by a company to be their intern. (The internship can be through a company from the list which was sent to you, from a website, or from a personal contact in your network.)
4) POSITION DESCRIPTION - APPROVAL REQUEST FORM
Once you have a position that you would like to serve as your internship, you will submit a position description Approval Request Form which includes the company, supervisor information, hours, and a list of duties that you will complete during the internship. Be sure to focus on those responsibilities related to your major.
5) COURSE ENROLLMENT - INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT FORM
This position will be sent to the faculty for approval. Once approved, you will be enrolled in the practicum/seminar for your degree program. You will then need to complete and sign the Internship Agreement Form along with your mentor.
6) INTERNSHIP COURSES
You will be enrolled in the practicum/seminar course(s) for the internship semester.The practicum grade will come from your work experience, weekly activity reports, and mentor evaluation at the end of the quarter. The seminar grade involves a series internship projects and a final project and presentation.
The internship is to be a mentored, learning experience in your field. There are three key components to the internship. First, it must be mentored or supervised. It must be a learning experience, meaning you must go beyond your typical functions. Finally, it must relate to your major and apply what you have learned. There is flexibility with the internship if these aspects are met. Many times we can incorporate a current employer into an internship. Some majors also allow consultative or freelance work to apply.
Students are responsible for securing their internship employment. CSCC can assist in identifying available opportunities; however, the student must apply, interview, and be offered employment from the company to ultimately obtain a position.