Internships are an effective way for you to gain work experience in your field of study before graduation. Paid or volunteer work experience related to your major or career goals, makes your resume stand out and makes you much more marketable. Internships are an educational experience that integrates classroom studies with learning through work in a field related to academic or career goals, occasionally repeated over several academic terms/summers. 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 General Studies.
Fast Facts about Internships
Employers report that they hire 50% of their interns and co-op students as full-time employees following graduation.
- Internships are the #1 success indicator for post graduation success
- Over 3 out of 4 of all U.S. undergraduate students will complete an internship or co-op prior to graduation.
- Over 80% of companies offer experiential learning opportunities to identify talent and recruit full-time employees.
The Internship Course is an academic course administered by your major department. Students who successfully complete an internship course receive academic credit from their major department. Need help finding an internship, click the link below to access internship and job resources:
Internships & Jobs Website