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Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for JHBC internships, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior, senior, or graduate level CSUSB administration student
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless otherwise specified)

Students are encouraged to:

  • Complete several concentration courses first.  Concentration courses will directly relate to the internship, making the student a stronger candidate. 
  • Enroll in a 4-unit internship course. Internship courses meet elective units within the concentration.  Earn course credit while gaining experience!

The Process

  1. Prepare a résumé.
    • Students are encouraged to seek assistance in preparing a résumé before applying for internships.  This is important, as a résumé is typically the first impression, and/or method for applying.  
    • Assistance is available through one of the following methods:
      • Meet with the JBHC Internship Coordinator (Send an email with a résumé attached, or to schedule an appointment.  Students may also stop by Jack Brown Hall, Room 134)
      • Visit the JBHC Professional Writing Office (Jack Brown Hall, Room 462)
      • Visit the Career Center (University Hall, Room 329)
      • Utilize other online resources  
  2. Find an internship​​​​
  3. Enroll for credit.  Once an internship is obtained, understand the 'enrolling for credit' process, as well as the 'earning internship credit', which are reviewed below.

Enrolling for Credit

After an internship is obtained, students should begin the paperwork process.

All documents must be on file before enrolling in an internship course.  
Students cannot self-enroll in internship courses.  
All internship courses require department consent. 
Students are successfully enrolled by the Internship Coordinator after all documents are received and approved. 

Steps to Enrolling in an Internship Course

STEP DESCRIPTION
STUDENT: Sign and submit a (Required) Promise not to sue, assumption of risk, and agreement to pay claims. Submit via Email to Internship Coordinator.
STUDENT/EMPLOYER: Obtain a signed CSUSB Learning Site Agreement from the host employer (Required)

Establishes reponsibility between CSUSB and the internship host (employer).

Check with the Internship Coordinator for existing employer agreements.*

STUDENT/HOST SUPERVISOR: Meet with host supervisor to establish key goals and objectives, then 

 (Required)

Provides specific internship information, including goals and objectives.  Complete this step via JHBC Resource Network
FORMS

* Please note: students obtaining internships from off-campus resources must receive approval from the Internship Coordinator to ensure it meets the JHBC program requirements.

Students that are NOT seeking internship credit, but obtain an internship through JHBC Resource Network, please notify the JHBC Internship Coordinator so the connection can be noted - thank you!

Earning Internship Credit

Students seeking enrollment in a 4-unit internship course must meet the following requirements by the end of the term to earn Credit (CR):

  • Midterm report (typically due 5th week of internship)
  • Final report (typically due 9th week of internship)
  • Timesheets verifying a minimum 150 hours have been completed (average 15-20 hours per week)
  • Internship survey completed at the conclusion of the internship

Midterm and final report guidelines have been established, and are accessible via forms.

Students enrolled in an internship course will submit all documents via Blackboard. Due dates for reports, timesheets, and surveys will be established after the internship begins.  

Failure to meet requirements of the internship course will result in a NC (no credit) for the quarter.  Students needing additional time to complete an internship should contact the Internship Coordinator to discuss alternatives. 

Below are two links that may be helpful to international students.