In addition to reviewing the program requirements below, please review the Community Partner Internship Handbook for tips and suggestions when creating your internship opportunity.
Program requirements include:
- 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 (note: administrative tasks must no exceed 20% of the internship).
- 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 federal student privacy laws (FERPA) and adhere to it accordingly
- Providing training and consistent guidance and supervision by a professional staff
- 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
If you will be offering an unpaid internship, review the Internship Programs and the Fair Labor Standards Act to ensure your internship opportunity meets the criteria for an allowable unpaid
internship. Credit for internships is administered solely by the university. Students
interested in obtaining credit must enroll in an internship course and obtain approval
from their major department to confirm the appropriateness of the internship.