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Internships at East Bay

“People who lose their relevance get stuck in the past because they’re no longer in the present moment.” Marc Benioff, Founder of Salesforce

Internships at CSUEB

Formally integrate the student’s academic study with practical experience in a cooperating organization. CSU East Bay is committed to providing students with the opportunity to have hands on experience outside the classroom environment.  It is through this website you will find out how to locate internship opportunities, learn how to sign up for an internship class, and gain best practice advice on the “How To” when dealing with internships at CSU East Bay.


Internships are an effective way for you to gain work experience in your field of study before graduation.  Studies show that 7 out of 10 internships may turn into full-time jobs.  We encourage all undergraduate and graduate students to complete at least 1 internship experience prior to graduation. 

Top 5 Benefits of an internship:

  • Opportunity to network and test drive your profession
  • Apply theory to job experience
  • Gain new skills to use as transferable skills
  • Learn cross cultural skills working in diverse settings
  • Earn academic credit  

CSU East Bay offers an opportunity to gain academic credit while you are fulfilling an internship opportunity by registering through either your major department or through Academic Affairs.  Iinternship courses are numbered the same in every major:

398 Internships:  Introduction to professional development and internship readiness 

498 Internships:  Professional development and internship placement (suggested junior/ senior year).

698 Internships:  Professional development and internship placement (graduate) 

General Studies also offers GS 398, 498, and 698 as a catch all for students if their major does not offer an internship course.  For more information email: 

Preparing for your Internship

Resume styles: Why they are important?

It's important to have a resume that reflects your skill set and experience.  Use these resume tools to guide you in creating your own resume.  Then make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor in the office Academic Advising & Career Education.

Interviewing and communication skills

Need to practice interviewing? Want feedback? Make an appointment with a Career Counselor in the office Academic Advising & Career Education In Interviewing to help you improve your interview skills.

Academic Affairs

Internships at CSUEB
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