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Academic Internships

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 enrolling in a internship class. if your major does not offer an internship courses, learn more about the 1 unit GS 498 (undergraduate) or GS 698 (graduate) Internship course experience by emailing:

Steps to finding an internship opportunity at CSUEB

  1. Research your Major Department to see what academic internship course(s) they may have to offer.
  2. If your major does not offer an academic internship course, you may register for:
    • GS 398 Internships: 1 unit hybrid to focus on professional development & internship readiness (suggested sophomore year).   
    • GS 498 Internships (Undergraduate): 1 unit hybrid to focus on professional development & internship placement (suggested junior/ senior year).   
    • GS 698 Internships (Graduate): 1 unit hybrid to focus on professional development & internship placement
  3. Students are responsible for finding their internship placement prior to registering for course. To locate potential internship opportunities visit CalStateS4Handshake, and or Student Opportunity Center.  
  4. Students are responsible for informing internship site to register the internship opportunity through the CalStateS4 system.  Note: The approval process may take up to 10 business days. It is suggested to plan a semester ahead for this experience.
    Email : for more information.
  5. Need advising regarding internship course and or placement? Contact the Internships Coordinator at

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 (Undergraduate) and GPA of 3.0 (Graduate)
  • The internship must be related to your major/career
  • You must have an internship offer before you register for the course (dependent on 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 

Sign up to attend an information Session this Semester : Google Form

Useful Resources


  • 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:

Non Academic Credit Internships

Non Academic Credit Internships
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