Internships are defined as formal work opportunities that integrate a student's academic program with their career aspirations. Through Cal State East Bay-enabled internships, students will strengthen their academic experience as they participate in workplace opportunities and acquire professional skills that will influence their future careers. This includes courses formerly known as “Cooperative Education.” This change was supported by the Cal State East Bay Academic Senate in CIC 17-18 4 and CIC 17-18 32, which changed the course titles and course descriptions for 398, 498, and 698 from “Co-operative Education” to “Internships,” in order to align more closely with CIC 15-16 4 and Executive Order 1064 (EO 1064).
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 498 for undergraduate and 698 for graduate internships. Existing internship courses will not be replaced by the 398, 498, 698 internship courses unless faculty choose to do so.
In the event an academic department develops an internship course, we recommend faculty to review the Internship Guidelines and Internship Process Map. CSU East Bay recommends internship courses align in the following ways:
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)
CSU East Bay values the internship experience. Faculty teaching an internship course are required to follow Executive Order 1064. Internship courses require the following documentation for compliance:
If you would like more information about EO 1064 and tracking non-academic internships, please review the Off-Campus Activities FAQ site.
*"For the purpose of (Executive Order 1064) ‘internship’ does not include teacher preparation placements or clinical placements such as for nursing, counseling, social work, 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 utilize 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!
If you would like to copy from the GS Internship Course, please email email@example.com with the following information:
(This can be found in the upper left hand corner of your course)
Areas to be copied: Internship Course Materials
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Although we encourage students to have an off site paid internship experience, there are opportunities here on campus that fulfill the internship experience. Departments can refer students to enroll in GS 4898 undergraduate or GS 6898 internship course. If your department would like more information on how to establish an on campus internship experience please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is always a level of risk involved when coordinating internship opportunities for students. Please refer to the Academic Affairs Internship Guidelines and the AACE Employer Guidelines that address risk, liability, and compliance.
To report an incident please email: email@example.com