Internships at CSU East Bay are defined as formal work opportunities that integrate a student's academic program with their career aspirations. Formerly called “Cooperative Education” and now called “Internships” every student will now have the chance to take an internship course for academic credit through their major department or through General Studies (GS). Internship courses may be numbered differently when comparing majors however with the change in language to "internships" every major will have the opportunity to use the course numbers 3898 / 4898 for undergraduate and 6898 for graduate internships. Existing internship courses will not be replaced by the 3898/ 4898/ 6898 internship courses unless faculty choose to do so.
In the event an academic department develops an internship course, we recommend faculty to use the internship course numbers 3898 / 4898 undergraduate and 6898 graduate for EO1064 assessment purposes.
Because CSU East Bay values the internship experience, it is expected that internship courses follow a consistent framework across campus. Internship courses require the following process from faculty teaching an internship course:
We recommend internship courses align in the following ways:
3898 Internships: Introduction to professional development and internship readiness (suggested sophomore year).
4898 Internships: Professional development and internship placement (suggested junior/ senior year).
6898 Internships: Professional development and internship placement (graduate)
*"For the purpose of (Executive Order 1064) ‘internship’ does not include teacher preparation placements or clinical placements such as for nursing, counseling, physical therapy or occupational therapy.” This would also exclude teacher observation and teacher supervision experiences and are subject to university rules and regulations through their academic department and are expected to utillize the appropriate course for required experience. For more information please visit: The Center for Community Engagement
Student taking an internship placement course should receive the following experience:
It is through committed faculty and staff that CSU East Bay is able to provide a comprehensive applied learning experience for our students. We are gracious for their time and passion for students academic and professional success!
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