Steps to Your Internship


  1. Attend a Mandatory Internship Orientation SessionOpens in new window . This should be done from one month to one year prior to the semester you plan to complete your internship.

  2. Complete all prerequisite PDF File Opens in new window courses and then enroll in the 495 Class. Prereqs must be completed in advance – concurrent enrollment is not allowed.

  1. Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by the Career CenterOpens in new window . This should be done prior to applying to internships so you can incorporate the feedback and send out the best applications possible. Save the Zoom screenshot and notes if you had a virtual review, or the hard copies with signatures if you met with someone in person. These will be required for assignment #2 once the semester is underway.

  1. Apply to a minimum of 20-25 internships.

    Do not wait to hear back;continue sending out applications until you accept an offer. Titan Connection is the best place to start:

    Ø   Visit

    Ø    Click on Students > Jobs & Internships

    Ø    Click on View Jobs & Internships on Titan Connection

    Ø    Login using your campus portal
          o     Fill out survey if first time logging in

    Ø   In the left menu, click the  Jobs  and then click  Search Jobs & Internships

    Ø   Click  Position Type  and select  Intern (academic/for college-credit)

    Ø   Enter relevant  Keywords  and click  Search

    Ø   Click on positions to review and apply

    Alternatively, you may also apply to internships you find via your own research, word of mouth, internet searches, company websites, or internship aggregator sites such as   or

  1. Interview & accept an internship position. Remember that once you accept an offer you must honor your semester-long commitment to serve as an intern, so prioritize your positions of interest. If you receive an offer from your “back up” but are in the final round of interviews for your dream job, don’t be afraid to ask for a few days to provide your decision. Negotiate your start date, end date, and weekly schedule with your employer. The internship must take place within the bounds of the academic semester in which you are enrolled.

  1. Register with CICE. Your internship site must be approved by CICE before you are able to complete your registration. Academic internships listed on Titan Connection have already been approved so proceed directly to the   CICE Registration.
    If you found your internship outside of Titan Connection, your internship supervisor must submit a company profile and internship description to CSUF in order to be approved. To begin the process:

    Ø    Go to   My Academic Internship Site Isn’t Registered

    Ø    Complete the online request form

    An email with instructions will be sent to your site supervisor. It is your duty to ensure your internship is approved and that this occurs before you begin your hours. Approval typically takes 1 - 3 weeks so plan accordingly. Twenty-four hours after your site has been approved you can complete the   CICE Registration.

  1. Log in to Canvas on the first day of the semester to view the course requirements and assignment deadlines. All assignments are required in order to pass the class, and all must be submitted online, per instructions.

  1. Complete internship hours and all required coursework. Review Canvas periodically for assignment feedback. Assignments which do not receive a passing grade may be revised and resubmitted for full credit during the semester.


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