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CSU East Bay would like all students to have at least one internship experience before graduation. Meeting with a Career Counselor in AACE within your first year of admission, is essential to finding an internship and job placement in your career field. Since finding an internship experience is a student driven process, we encourage you to start early in researching and applying for an internship placement. Due to the lengthy internship selection process it is best to start no later than the semester prior to when you expect to start your internship experience.

Steps to finding an Internship opportunity:

  1. Meet with a Career Counselor email:
    1. Develop/create your resume and cover letter
    2. Application search and submission assistance
    3. Interview practice
    4. Salary negotiation strategies
    5. Dress for success tips and events 
  2. Locate potential internship opportunities visit our GET HIRED website.
  3. Once you find an internship placement obtain an offer letter 
  4. If you would like academic credit for your internship experience continue to read and watch video below 

We encourage all undergraduate and graduate students to complete at least 1 internship experience prior to graduation.  Attend Internship Week, Career Fairs, Internship Bootcamps, and meet with a career counselor. Our office can help you!  Watch video regarding the resources and services we provide:


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 presence is important. If you want help on how to build your narrative about who you are, consider using our 30 second commercial worksheet in our Guides to Go to help you get started. If you do not have experience consider getting involved on campus to gain professional skills and experience 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.



Virtual Career Fair

Visual Arts & Design and Digital Media employers will be looking for talent! Get your digital portfolios ready early!


Career Fair

Targeting Business and Technology careers, this in-person Career Fair will be in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) in the University Union (UU)


Career Fair

Targeting Education, Government, and Non-Profit careers, this in-person Career Fair will be in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) in the University Union (UU)

Academic Affairs

Academic Advising & Career Education (AACE)
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