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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 starting the week before the semester starts. 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, 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 meet with Internship Coordinator during Drop-In Hours for 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.

Summer 2019 Orientations for New Interns: 6/10/19 -7/8/19

Scroll down to see complete Orientation Schedule.

Last orientation session for Summer Semester 2019: Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Last day to submit learning objectives on-line for approval: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. PST

Last day to submit forms and enroll in a Spring internship course:Thursday, July 11 by 4:30 p.m.

If you are enrolling in one of the counseling 90 courses for the summer 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. 

Summer   Orientation Schedule
​ June  2019
Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
MondayJune 109:30am - 10:30amBus Bldg., Room 111
ThursdayJune 13
2pm  – 3 pmBus Bldg., Room 111
​Tuesday​June 181:30pm - 2:30 p.m.​Bus Bldg., Room 111
​Thursday​June 20​5pm - 6pm​HSS Bldg., Room 103
Friday​June 2110am - 11  (Cancelled)
​Monday​June 245pm - 6 (Cancelled)
​Wednesday​June 26​10am - 11:00am ​HSS Bldg., Room 205
​Thursday​June 27​3pm - 4pm​HSS Bldg,Room 156

 July  2019   

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
TuesdayJuly 22 - 3 p.m.TBD
MondayJuly 810 - 11 a.m.TBD

LAST Orientation for Summer 2019: Monday, July 8 at 10:00a.m. 

Final Date to Submit Forms & Enroll in Summer Internship Classes: Thursday, July 11 by 4:3p.m.​


Office Location: Career Services Center, Counseling Village (just east of the bike park on Pearl Street)

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.