Note: Requirements for the internship program have changed as of Fall
2012. Please contact Melanie
Meyer to discuss options.
Internships are 1-3 unit
courses that include a minimum of 40 hours of work experience (a 3-unit
class = 120 hours of work experience).
Internship courses have
included in some of our new certificate programs to allow students to
world experience in key areas. Current
internship classes include the following:
201 – Human Resources Internship
201 – Sales Internship
202 – Customer Service Internship
203 – Purchasing Internship
204 -- Marketing Communications Internship
of Past Projects: workforce planning,
compensation studies, employee surveys, workers comp project/analysis,
HRIS automation/process mapping, union negotiation research, earthquake
preparedness planning, competency modeling, updating policies and
procedures, resume screening.
- Participating Employers:
Coherent, United Way Silicon Valley, Shutterfly, Auhus Group, Community
Health Partnerships, Comfort Energy, Santa Clara County, Crystal
Dynamics, SOAProjects, MVLA - UHSD, Zulty's, Bloomingdale's Stanford,
Yahoo!, Becton Dickinson, Central Processing Technical Training School,
Oncore Manufacturing, Congregation Beth David, Symbiosys, Community
Gatepath, Alliance Occupational Medicine, City of Sunnyvale,
Alcatel-Lucent, WVMCCD, CheckPoint Software, RMS
of Past Projects: purchase order/requisition
processing, contract management/processing, supplier research,
inventory management/processing, RFQ preparation/management.
- Participating Employers: Santa
Clara County, inTEST, Apple
of Past Projects: event flyer design, writing
press releases, setup/maintain Facebook and Twitter pages,
develop social media strategy, write and edit marketing
communications materials, update website content, coordinate
email campaigns, coordinate events/webinars.
- Participating Employers: Milpitas
Chamber of Commerce, Antigene
who meet the following criteria are eligible:
1) Enrolled full-time at Mission College
and/or have completed 15 units
Deadlines for Students:
2) Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
3) Completed all other core requirements for certificate program. Internship
should be taken in final semester
where student files petition to receive certificate.
4) Able to provide their own transportation at the time of application
5) Be a responsible ambassador for Mission College
to the community.
Contact Melanie Meyer with questions
or to submit application materials. Please submit copies of your
transcripts with your application showing you have completed the
required coursework for your certificate program.
- Students are
required to identify their own internship opportunities. Faculty
advisors can make suggestions. Internship resource
- Bay Area Volunteer Information
Center - Lists Bay Area nonprofit organizations that need
volunteers to support their services. Sometimes the best way to get
experience and learn new skills is to volunteer.
- VolunteerMatch.org - The
organization offers a variety of online services to support a community
of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic
engagement. Listings for more than 79,000 nonprofit organizations.
- InternshipPrograms.com -
Large internship database featuring opportunities in a wide variety of
sectors across the US and other large cities across the Globe.
- Internships.com -
Extensive listings of internships from 7,000 companies, with additional
tools to help you clarify your internship goals and fine-tune your
USA - Access over 2,000 organizations offering internships in 12
different fields (username=interns, password=learn)
- Students can
provide potential internship sites with an overview of the internship program
- Once a site has
been identified, student should submit the name of the organization and
contact info to the site supervisor to the Faculty Advisor. The
Faculty Advisor will contact the site supervisor and confirm placement
as well as answer any further questions.
- Once placement is
confirmed, student should work with Faculty Advisor to register for the
- Student must
submit a signed copy of the Student Internship
Agreement to the Faculty Advisor prior to the start of the
- An authorized
company representative is required to sign the Company
Internships are subject to availability. As always, the
department reserves the right to substitute another course if needed.
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