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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 ecourage 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 transferrable 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 fullfilling an internship opportunity by registering through either your major department or through Academic Affairs.  The General Studies (GS) internship courses are numbered the same in every major (3898, 4898 undergraduate and 6898 graduate).  

Steps to finding an internship opportunity at CSUEB

Step 1: Research your Major Department to see what academic internship course(s) they may have to offer.

Step 2: If your major does not offer an academic internship course, you may register beginning SPR 2018 for:

- GS 3898 Internships: 1 unit hybrid to focus on professional development & internship readiness (suggested sophomore year).   

- GS 4898 Internships: 1 unit hybrid to focus on professional development & internship placement (suggested junior/ senior year).   

Step 3: Students are responsible for finding their internship placement prior to registering for course. To locate potential internship opportunities visit S4Pioneer Jobs, and or Student Opportunity Center.  

Step 4: Students are responsible for informing internship site to register the internship opportunity through the S4 system.  Note: The approval process may take up to 10 business days.  

Step 5: Need advising regarding internship course and or placement? Contact an Internships Coordinator.

Minimum academic requirement to enroll in a internship course: 

- You must be in good academic standing and not be on academic probation 

- You must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 

- The internship must be related to your major/option 

- You must have an internship offer before you register for the course 

Students enrolled in a internship course need to consider:

  • Complete hours for internship site placement (typically 30+ hours)
  • Request for faculty advising when needed 
  • Complete mid semester check-in
  • Complete end of semester internship assessment and exit interview
  • Complete student reflection assignment(s)
  • Participate in the internship showcase 

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 Eduction.

Interviewing and communication skills

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

Want to take an internship class?

Would you like to learn some professional skills to better prepare you for an internship experience in a supportive hybrid online environment? You can also fulfill an internship experience while taking the class. Learn more about the 1 unit GS 4898 Internship course experience by emailing:


  • CSUEB does not recommend students accepting a non-paid non-credit internship experience for safety and liability reasons. CSUEB requires all partners to abide by our Federal, State laws, and Executive Orders and regulations.  
  • To report an incident please email: 
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