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Economics majors Shelby Bus and Justin Leonard interned at Noble Americas Energy Solutions

Many departments in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences offer credit-bearing Internship Courses.  Some of these courses are open to non-majors, while others are structured as capstone courses or other required/restricted courses open only to students in those majors.

Currently, Visual and Performing Arts/Arts and Technology, Communication/Mass Media, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Global Studies and History all list internship courses in their curriculum.  If you are a student in a major or department not offering an internship course and seek information about alternatives, please contact

Many local employers post paid internship opportunities (along with part time and full time employment opportunities) on CSUSM’s CougarJOBS, a resource maintained by the Career Center.  There are also other special resources at the career center like “Going Global,” a database for international opportunities.

Unpaid internships for academic credit and volunteer positions are handled by the Office of Internships: 760-750-7001 or

Other opportunities of interest to CHABSS students include the media internships through the CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative.


  • Learn about internships and the procedures and requirements of internships for which you seek academic credit before you look for a position. 
  • If you are a sophomore or junior, it is a good idea to explore this process now, don’t wait till you are a graduating senior.
  • Internship course offerings vary by semester. Please check with your department, program advisor or internship course instructor for updated course offerings, requirements, important deadlines and enrollment procedures and how these courses apply to your degree.