What is the Internship Orientation?
This is a required meeting for students at the beginning of the internship, before enrolling in the internship class. Students who have attended an Orientation in a previous semester need not attend again.
Students receive all the pertinent information regarding internship responsibilities, how to make the most of their internship, and other details about the program. There are no weekly class meetings for the internship class. It is an online class.
The Internship Orientation meetings usually take place at the beginning of each semester, and before the semester begins. The orientations are normally not for students who are still searching for an internship. Students who are looking for internship opportunities are invited to Internship Drop-In Meetings for help! (Also check out our "Finding Internship Opportunities" page.)
DROP-IN TIMES: Mondays 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon.
IMPORTANT! Only attend an Internship Orientation if:
- You have found an internship and the employer has agreed to let you start the internship this semester.
- You are a continuing SMC student and successfully completed at least 6 units at Santa Monica College in the previous fall/spring semester and you received at least a grade C or better in both classes attempted.
- You would like to enroll in an Internship Class to receive academic credit for your Paid or Unpaid internship.
Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Please be on time as latecomers will not be admitted.
Call or come to the Internship Program office located at the Career Services Center for more information. Our telephone is: (310) 434-4337. We are located in the Counseling Village, east of the bicycle park on Pearl Street.
Summer 2015 Orientation Sessions
CONTINUING SMC STUDENT INTERNS WHO HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED AN INTERNSHIP ORIENTATION SESSION MAY SUBMIT NEW LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS STARTING THE WEEK OF: June 15, 2015
Summer 2015 Orientation Dates for New SMC Student Interns: 6/18/15 - 7/8/15
LAST ORIENTATION SESSION FOR SUMMER SEMESTER: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Final Date to Submit Learning Objectives on-line for the Summer Semester: Friday, July 10, 2015 by 4:00pm
FINAL DATE TO SUBMIT FORMS AND ENROLL IN AN INTERNSHIP COURSE: Monday, July 13, 2015
IF YOU ARE ENROLLING IN ONE OF THE COUNSELING 90 COURSES FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER, YOU MAY ATTEND ANY OF THE SESSIONS LISTED BELOW. THE FINAL DATE TO ADD THE COUNSELING 90 SERIES INTERNSHIP COURSES WILL BE MONDAY, July 13, 2015.
HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ENROLL IN AN OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP COURSE (any internship course other than Counseling 90) , PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR IN ADVANCE AND GET PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE INSTRUCTOR TO ADD THE CLASS. AFTERWARDS, PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION SESSION WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER, AS LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE BELOW. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE INSTRUCTOR WILL ALLOW YOU TO ADD THE OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP COURSE AFTER THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER. IF YOU CANNOT REACH THE INSTRUCTOR WHO TEACHES THE OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP COURSE, ATTEND AN ORIENTATION SESSION AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE AND THE INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR WILL ASSIST YOU WITH SECURING AN ADD CODE.
Internship Orientation Schedule
Fall 2015 Orientation Session Dates: TBD
FINAL DATE TO TURN IN FORMS AND ENROLL IN INTERNSHIP COURSE : TBD