What is an internship?

  • Internships are a form of experiential learning, typically a semester or year in length, that allow students to apply theory to practice. Some other names for this type of experience are fieldwork, clinical experience, and practicum. Some majors require an internship while in other cases, it is voluntary.
  • To learn about the benefits of doing an internship, how to prepare to be an intern, and where to find them, make an appointment with a career coach on Handshake, or attend an internship information workshop.

A wide range of internships are available in CSUDH Handshake.

How to Search for Internships on CSUDH Handshake:

  1. Log in to MyCSUDH
  2. Select CSUDH Handshake in the left-hand menu, and log in
  3. Select Jobs at the top of the page, and filter your search by the search criteria

What is a fellowship?

  • Fellowships are paid opportunities to work and learn after receiving a college degree. Merit-based, they are similar to scholarships, but pay for fieldwork or internship experience plus tuition costs. They exist to foster career paths in many fields, but public service, higher education, and the sciences are some examples. They can be tied to a university (institutional fellowship) and require enrollment in a particular graduate or professional school program, or be “portable” and connected to a particular career field.
  • Most fellowships require the completion of a graduate level program. There are others where learning occurs at the worksite in seminar format, such as the Coro Fellows. There is a brief list of fellowships on this page, but for a comprehensive list, consult the National Association of Fellowships Advisors website.

Direct links to companies & organizations with internships

Check their websites throughout the year for information about their internship opportunities.

Disclaimer: The CSUDH Career Center website contains links to other websites outside the campus domain. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed on such websites. Inclusion of any linked third-party website does not imply approval or endorsement by the us.

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