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What is the Internship Orientation?

This is a required meeting for students at the beginning of the internship, before enrolling in the internship class. Students who have attended an Orientation in a previous semester need not attend again.

Students receive all the pertinent information regarding internship responsibilities, how to make the most of their internship, and other details about the program. There are no weekly class meetings for the internship class. It is an online class.

The Internship Orientation meetings usually take place at the beginning of each semester, and before the semester begins. The orientations are not for students who are still searching for an internship. Students who are looking for internship opportunities are invited to Internship Drop-In Meetings for help! (Also check out our "Finding Internship Opportunities" page.)

Drop-In Times

Mondays 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon.

IMPORTANT! Only attend an Internship Orientation Session if:

  • You have found an internship and the employer has agreed to let you start the internship this semester.

  • You are a continuing SMC student and successfully completed at least 6 units at Santa Monica College in the previous fall/spring semester and you received at least a grade C or better in both classes attempted.

  • You would like to enroll in an Internship Class to receive academic credit for your Paid or Unpaid internship.

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: If you are an F-1 international student, you must receive an Eligibility Letter from the IEC office and must have an internship prior to attending an orientation session.

Please be on time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Call or come to the Internship Program office located at the Career Services Center for more information. Our telephone number is (310) 434-4337. We are located in the Counseling Village, east of the bicycle park on Pearl Street.

Fall  2018 Internship Orientation Sessions

Students please note:
Continuing SMC student interns who have already attended an internship orientation session do not have to attend another session. You may submit a draft copy of your new or expanded learning objectives for review and approval starting the week of August 13, 2018 for Fall Semester.

Fall 2018 Orientation Dates for New Interns: 8/15/18 - 10/01/18

Scroll down to see complete Orientation Schedule.

Last orientation session for Fall Semester 2018: Monday, October 1, 2018, 10am - 11 am, LA 223

Last day to submit learning objectives on-line for approval: Monday, October 1st by Midnight

Last day to submit forms and enroll in a fall internship course: Thursday, October 4th by 4:30 pm

If you are enrolling in one of the counseling 90 courses for the fall semester, you may attend any of the sessions listed below. The final date to add the counseling 90 series internship courses is Thursday, October 4, 2018.

However, if you are planning to enroll in an occupational internship course (any internship course other than counseling 90 internship classes), please try to attend an orientation session within the first week prior to the beginning of the semester, or at your earliest convenience, as listed on the schedule below. After attending an orientation session, please contact the instructor and get prior approval to add the occupational internship class. If you cannot reach the instructor who teaches the occupational internship course, contact the internship coordinator, Lisa Moss, for assistance.

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Fall 2018
​Internship Orientation schedule

Attend an Internship Orientation Session if:

  1. You have successfully completed 6 units in the prior Spring or Fall Semester at SMC,
  2. You have found an internship and received an internship offer from an employer,
  3. You would like to enroll in an Internship Class to receive academic credit for an internship.

Fall Orientation Sessions

August  2018

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
August 151:30 – 2:30 pmHSS. Bldg, Room 151
FridayAugust 17
10:30  – 11:30 amHSS Bldg, Room 156
​TuesdayAugust 28
​2:00. – 3:00 pm
​LA Bldg, Room 223
​Thursday​August 30
​4:00 – 5:00 pm
​LS Bldg, Room 105

September  2018

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
FridaySeptember 710 - 11amHSS Bldg., Room 150
ThursdaySeptember 13 3:00 - 4:00 pmHSS Bldg., Room 156
LS Bldg., Room 106
​Wednesday​September 19​5:00 - 6:00 pm​HSS Bldg., Room 105
​Friday​September 21​2:00 - 3:00 pmHSS Bldg., Room ​104
​Tuesday​September 25​3:30 - 4:30 pmHSS Bldg. Room ​256
​Friday​September 28​1:30 - 2:30 pm​LS Bldg., Room 105

October  2018

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
MondayOctober 110 - 11amLS Bldg., Room 105
LA Bldg., Room 223

LAST Orientation for Fall Semester: Monday, October 1 @ 10 a.m. 

Final Date to Submit Forms & Enroll in Fall Internship Classes: Thursday, October 4th by 4:30 pm

Office Location: Career Services Center, Counseling Village (just east of the bike park on Pearl Street)


Office Phone: (310) 434-4337

Please Note: Students can visit the Career Center anytime to get information and internship listings or come during drop-in times to meet with Lisa Moss, Internship Coordinator, for assistance with finding an internship.

Drop-In Times: Mon 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tues 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wed. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.