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Internships for Academic Credit


Internships for academic credit are an effective way for you to gain work experience in your field of study before graduation.  Having an internship is like creating a road map for career success. Studies show that 7 out of 10 internships may turn into full-time jobs.  We encourage all undergraduate and graduate students to complete at least 1 internship experience prior to graduation.  Our office can help you!  

Need help setting career goals? Watch video on how we can help:


Top 5 Benefits of an internship for academic credit:

  • Opportunity to network and test drive your profession
  • Apply theory to job experience
  • Gain new skills to use as transferable 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 fulfilling an internship opportunity by registering through either your major department or through General Studies. Internship courses are numbered the same in every major:

398 Internships:  Introduction to professional development  and  internship readiness 

498 Internships:  Professional development and internship placement (undergraduate)

698 Internships:  Professional development and internship placement (graduate) 

** Some majors historically have other course numbers that reflect their major internship course so please check with your major for the correct internship course.

For further information regarding your major internship course for academic credit, contact your major department.

To request to enroll in an internship course for academic credit click on button below for steps on how to register.   

Preparing for your Internship

Resume Tutorial

Resume styles: Why they are important?

It's important to have a resume that reflects your skill set and experience.  Use this resume worksheet or visit the AACE resume page to guide you in creating your own resume.  Then make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor.
Online Interview

Interviewing and communication skills

Every internship has a selection process consider viewing our interview resources. Gain honest feedback while practicing for your interview by using Interview Stream or meet with a Career Counselor.
Social Networking

Building Your Network

Remember building your network and your social media pressence is important. If you want help on how to build your narrative about who you are, consider using our 30 second commercial worksheet to help you get started. If you do not have experience consider getting involved on campus to gain professional skills and expeirence as a service oriented, involved student leader and industry professional. You can always schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to help guide you through this process.



Internship Week

Discover our master calendar for Internship Week Events September 20-24, 2021.


Fall Virtual Career Fair

For all students and new graduates looking for internships and career opportunities related to social services, education, health care, wellness, law enforcement, advocacy, policy, and others. Register today using your student Handshake account.


Internship Week

Discover our master calendar for Internship Week Events September 20-24, 2021.

Academic Affairs

Academic Advising & Career Education (AACE)
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