Employer looking for Intern?

To complete an MCJ internship for college credit, students must be MCJ majors or minors and work for an organization approved by the MCJ Internship Coordinator. They also must be under the direct supervision of someone who has worked for at least five years, full time, in the area the student wishes to learn about. Students may not work from anyone’s home for their internship.

If you are a for-profit company and are looking for a student to fill and unpaid internship, you are also required to abide by the Department of Labor Standards for unpaid internships:

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.pdf

Please note that if your internship opportunity doesn't meet our requirements (above) students will not be able to earn college credit for your opportunity.

Students interning at nonprofit organizations are eligible to earn a stipend for successful completion of 150 hours. Visit Fresno State Career Services for more information about this valuable program.

We offer internships for credit in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. To earn credit, students must complete the required paperwork and a minimum of 150 hours of work at the internship.

If your organization is looking for an intern, please put together a one-page internship opportunity description (one for each opportunity you have available). Please include details about your organization, details about your opportunity (what the student(s) will be doing, etc.), details about what specific skills you might be looking for, and contact information and details re: how the student should “apply” for your internship. Then please contact Prof. Betsy Hays, MCJ Internship Coordinator, at bhays@csufresno.edu or 559/278-6154.

Once an MCJ student has decided to be your intern and you accept them, they will fill out and submit this form

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Internship Application Form