Congratulations on your decision to participate in an internship! The Office of Internships
provides internship opportunities and resources. For academic advising, contact your major or program advisor. To get started, see the following options:
Gain valuable work experience in a field of interest
Learn time management
Apply academic information into real-world situations
Learn how to be a team player
Learn how to communicate with various audiences
Handle conflict and pressure in the workplace effectively
Develop a network
Interact with diverse groups of individuals
Enhance people and customer service skills
Increase value on your resume
Helpful Tips and Suggestions
Do not wait until you're a graduating senior to consider taking an internship. Explore
the idea as a sophomore or junior.
Internship opportunities vary by semester. Check the Internship Database for updated opportunties and deadlines.
Most internships will require a formal cover letter, resume/CV, and/or an interview.
If you need help with any of these, the CSUSM Career Center is a great on-campus resource.
When responding to an opportunity you are interested in, identify yourself as a CSUSM
student and your major.
Avoid sending a generic email and write a response specific to the community partner
and the internship opportunity. Explain why you are interested in the position and
why you are a qualified candidate.