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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.  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. 

Why get academic credit for your internship experience? Watch video below:


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) 

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

To request to enroll in the General Studies 498/698 course log into CalStateS4 and complete the request to enroll form.  Please note: You will be required to upload your offer letter from your internship site.  For further information  email: 



Internship Week Begins!

Check out the master calendar for Internship Week! September 9-12! Link below!


Money Mondays! Financial Literacy Series

Come to our Money Mondays events the second Monday of every Month to learn about Financial Literacy and Internships! How to get ahead, plan, and make good financial decisions!


Internship Faire

Come visit the Internship Faire and meet employers and students who have had an internship experience and received academic credit for their experience!

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 Education.

Interviewing and communication skills

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

Academic Affairs

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