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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, these interships are available from CHABSS:

AIS 498
BRS 495
COMM 495
ENVS 495
GBST 495
GEOG 491
HIST 393, 495, 510
LBST 395
MASS 495
MUS 495
PSCI 495
PSYC 495 field experience
SOC 494, 495
TA 495
VPA 495
VSAR 495

Office of Internships manages ALL academic internships, paid and unpaid. Further, if you don't see an internship course from your major contact the Office of Internships.

Office of Internships: 760-750-7005 or

Many local employers post paid internship opportunities (along with part time and full time employment opportunities) on CSUSM’s Handshake 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.

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


  • 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.