CAH Internships

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Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend that all internships be conducted remotely, if possible. Some on-site work may be approved if the required documentation and training are completed. Please contact Lisa Mastramico at lmastramico@csudh.edu for more information.

The College of Arts and Humanities offers students the ability to receive academic credit for completing an internship in their field of study. We encourage students to consider an internship before graduation to connect their academic work to professional experiences that will help them build their portfolios and their networks. We know this experience is important for students’ success and we work with a wide variety of Community Partners across the region to facilitate internships for all of our majors in the College.

For more information about internships in the College of Arts and Humanities, please see below or contact Lisa Mastramico, lmastramico@csudh.edu

Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend that students search for and chose virtual internships, when at all possible. If an internship requires some on-site work, there are a few extra precautions we must take. Please contact lmastramico@csudh.edu for more information.

Students in the College of Arts and Humanities are encouraged to pursue an internship during the course of their studies. Internships provide an important opportunity to utilize your coursework in a practical setting while being supervised and mentored by a professional in your field. Internships can contribute significantly to your resume or portfolio, expand your skill set and allow you to start building your professional network. There are great internship opportunities available for every major in our college.

Students can enroll in an internship course in order to receive academic credit for their internship. These courses may be offered through your home department or by enrolling in Humanities 496 (open to juniors and seniors).

For more information, including how to enroll in Humanities 496, or for help finding an internship, please contact Lisa Mastramico, Internship Coordinator, College of Arts and Humanities, at lmastramico@csudh.edu.

The Career Center is another great resource for students. They offer panels, workshops, job and internship fairs, assistance with your resume, and Handshake, a job and internship site for CSUDH Students. You can contact the Career Center at careercenter@csudh.edu or visit them at https://www.csudh.edu/career-center/.

Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend that students search for and chose virtual internships, when at all possible. If an internship requires some on-site work, there are a few extra precautions we must take. Please see details below.

There are two ways students in the College of Arts and Humanities can receive academic credit for an internship. They can enroll with a faculty member in their home department (usually in a 496 course) or they can enroll in Humanities 496 (please see below).

For Faculty with students enrolled to receive academic credit for an internship:

All placement sites must have a current Student Placement Agreement (SPA) on file and signed by the Contracts and Procurement Office before the student can begin their internship.

To request an SPA search or the procurement of a new SPA, please contact Lisa Mastramico at lmastramico@csudh.edu with the name of the placement site and the name and phone number of the contact person.

The Career Center is another great resource for students. They offer panels, workshops, job and internship fairs, assistance with your resume, and Handshake, a job and internship site for CSUDH Students. You can contact the Career Center at careercenter@csudh.edu or visit them at https://www.csudh.edu/career-center/.

COVID Procedures:

If the student’s internship will have any on-site work, there are extra steps that must also be taken before they can begin their internship.

Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend offering virtual internship opportunities, if possible. Some on-site work may be approved if the required documentation and training are completed. Please contact Lisa Mastramico at lmastramico@csudh.edu for more information.

Each year, students in the College of Arts and Humanities contribute thousands of hours to businesses, nonprofits and government agencies across Los Angeles County while earning academic credit for their work.

Academic internships allow students the opportunity to build a bridge between what they have learned in the classroom and the practical application of their studies beyond the university. By offering internships, our Community Partners play a valuable role in the success of our students through their professional leadership and mentoring.

For more information on internship opportunities with your organization or to initiate a Community Partnership, please contact Lisa Mastramico, Internship Coordinator for the College of Arts and Humanities, lmastramico@csudh.edu.

If you would like to post an employment opportunity or an internship without academic credit, our CSUDH Career Center is a great resource with a campus-wide reach. The Career Center also offers career and internship fairs, panels and workshops where Community Partners can participate. For more information, please contact Punita Patel, Lead Employer Engagement Specialist, at ppatel@csudh.edu.