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Mandatory Orientation for Students With Guaranteed Internships

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.

Continuing SMC student interns may submit a draft copy of your new or expanded learning objectives for review and approval one week prior to the beginning of each semester. Click the Rough Draft of Learning Objectives link on the menu to the left and complete the form. 

At the orientation, new student interns will receive all the pertinent information regarding internship responsibilities, course assignments, 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.

Note: The orientations are not for students who are still searching for an internship. Students who are looking for internship opportunities are invited to visit the Career Center for internship listings. The Internship Coordinator also has Drop-In Hours and can help!  Drop-in Hours: Mon 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tues 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wed. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Requirements for Attending Orientation

  • You have successfully completed 6 units in the prior Spring or Fall Semester at SMC,
  • You have found an internship and received an internship offer from an employer,
  • You would like to enroll in an internship class to receive academic credit for a paid or unpaid internship.
  • International Students: If you are an F-1 international student, you must receive an Eligibility Letter from the IEC office and must have an internship prior to attending an orientation session.

Please be on time. Late-comers are not admitted.

Fall 2019 Orientations for New Interns: 8/20/19 -9/30/19

Scroll down to see complete Orientation Schedule.

Last orientation session for Fall Semester 2019:  Monday, Sept. 30th at 10:00 a.m.

Last day to submit learning objectives online for approval: Tuesday, Oct. 1st by 11:59 p.m. PST

Last day to submit forms and enroll in a Fall internship course:Thursday, Oct. 3rd by 4:30 p.m.

If you are enrolling in one of the Counseling 90 courses for the fall semester, you may attend any of the sessions listed below. 

However, if you plan to enroll in an occupational internship course (any internship course other than Counseling 90 internship classes), please try to attend an orientation session the week prior to the beginning of the semester or at your earliest convenience, as listed on the schedule below. After attending an orientation session, contact the instructor and get prior approval to add the occupational internship class. 

Fall  Orientation Schedule

August  2019   

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
TuesdayAugust 202pm - 3 pmLS Building, Room 105
TuesdayAugust 273pm - 4 pmHSS Bldg., Room 103
​Thursday​August 29​1:30pm - 2:30pm​HSS Bldg., Room 204
 September  2019
Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
MondaySeptember 911am - 12pmLA Bldg., Room 220
ThursdaySeptember 122pm  – 3 pmHSS Bldg., Room 204
​Monday​September 165pm - 6 pm​HSS Bldg., Room 104
​Friday​September 20​1:30pm - 2:30pm​LS Bldg., Room 105
Tuesday​September 248am - 9am HSS Bldg., Room 103
​Thursday​September 264pm - 5pmHSS Bldg., Room 151
​Monday​September 30​10am - 11​:00am ​LS Bldg., Room 105
​LA Bldg., Room 223

 LAST Orientation for Fall 2019: Monday, September 30 at 10:00a.m. 

Final Date to Submit Forms & Enroll in Summer Internship Classes: Thursday, Oct. 3 by 4:3p.m.​


Office Location: Career Services Center, Student Services Building, 2nd Floor, 1900 Pico Blvd.

Website: www.smc.edu/internship

Office Phone: (310) 434-4337

Please Note: Students can visit the Career Center anytime to get information and internship listings or come during drop-in times to meet with Lisa Moss, Internship Coordinator, for assistance with finding an internship.

Drop-In Times:
Monday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday. 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.