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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.

Spring 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 orientation session and may submit new or expanded learning objectives for Spring 2018 internships starting the week of February 5, 2018

Spring 2018 Orientation Dates for New Interns: 2/06/17 - 3/15/18

Last orientation session for Spring 2018 Semester: Thursday, 03/15/18 at 5:00 p.m.

Last day to submit learning objectives on-line for approval: Friday, 03/16/18, by 3:00 p.m 

Last day to submit forms and enroll in an internship course: Tuesday, 03/20/18 by 4:30 p.m

If you are enrolling in one of the counseling 90 courses for the winter semester, you may attend any of the sessions listed below. The final date to add the counseling 90 series internship courses is Friday, January 12, 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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Winter 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.

Spring Orientation Sessions

February 2017

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
February 63:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.LS Bldg, Room 105
ThursdayFebruary 81:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.HSS Bldg, Room 152
​Wednesday​February 14
​10:00a.m - 11:00 a.m
​LS Bldg, Room 105
​Tuesday​February 20
​4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
​LS Bldg, Room 106
​Friday​February 23
​10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m
​HSS Bldg, Room 153

March  2018

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
MondayMarch 511:00 a.m. – 12:00​ p.m.LA Bldg., Room 231
WednesdayMarch 1410:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.LS Bldg., Room 105
ThursdayMarch 155:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.LS Bldg., Room 106

LAST Orientation for Spring Semester: Thursday, March 15th @ 5:00 p.m. 

Final Date to Submit Forms & Enroll in Spring Internship Classes: Tuesday, March 20th  by 4:30 p.m.

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 10am – 12pm, Wed. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.