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Apply for a University Community Partnership

Your Organization's Role

In our internship program, you will serve as co-educators and help to guide new generations as they enter the workforce. 

As an academic credit internship partner, you are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the internship position is related to an academic field of study available at CSUSM
  • Ensuring the internship position consists of pre-professional or professionally-related work assignments and tasks
  • Ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment
  • Permitting, as needed, a CSUSM faculty/staff member to conduct a site visit prior to the student commencing internship work
  • Learn and be familiar with student privacy laws (FERPA) and adhere to it accordingly
  • Providing training and consistent guidance and supervision by a professional staff member
  • Providing a workplace orientation to the student including safety and emergency procedures
  • Allowing interns to meet with their supervisors and receive feedback on their activities on a regular basis
  • Verifying internship hours completed
  • Completing a partner experience survey

Thank you for considering CSUSM students for your organization's internship opportunities. Please review the following steps carefully prior to submitting an application for partnership. Your application will be reviewed within 3-5 business days and you will be contacted directly upon completion of this step. If you already have a current university community partnership with CSUSM and want to add a new internship opportunity, please complete the New Internship Opportunity Form

Application Process

Steps for a University-Community Partnership: