How to Enroll in an Internship Class
The Internship Program is available to continuing SMC students. A continuing student is one who has enrolled and completed a minimum of 6 units during the previous fall/spring semester.
We can help you find an internship! For continuing SMC students, find an internship that you would like to do. If you need help finding one, come meet with us at Internship Drop-In Hours. We have ideas to help you find a great internship!
Steps to Enroll
If you already have an internship and are a continuing student, follow these steps:
Attend a Mandatory Internship Orientation (see Orientation Schedule). You are only required to attend one orientation. If you already attended one, you don't have to attend again. Note: Do not fill out any forms before attending the orientation.
Complete the Application, which is distributed at the mandatory orientation.
Turn in the Application (3 Forms) to the Internship Program Office during drop-in hours or by appointment.
Enroll in Internship Class. Obtain an approval code from the internship coordinator, then enroll online and pay applicable fees.
Now that you are enrolled... Internship classes do not start until the date the semester begins. You may start working at the internship earlier if you employer agrees to take responsibility for you by providing work comp liability insurance, until the semester begins.
Proof of Enrollment Letter. If you need a letter for your employer regarding the internship, you may call the Internship Program staff at (310) 434-4337, and ask us to email the Proof of Enrollment Letter to your employer. You may also come to the Internship Program office at the Career Services Center during drop-in hours to get the letter once you are enrolled. The Career Services Center is in the Counseling Village which is located east of the Bike Park on Pearl Street.
The internship class does not require any actual class attendance, other than the Internship Orientation. You will be asked to complete online class assignments using Canvas. Students are required to work a minimum number of hours at their internship site to receive college credit, in lieu of spending time in class.
The main class requirements will be to complete the three learning objectives, complete online class assignments (Canvas), and keep track of internship work hours. See Program Information for further details.