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Mandatory Orientation for Students With Guaranteed, 100% Remote, Internships.  On-site and hybrid internships are not approved at this time, due to the COVID19 pandemic.​​​​

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.

Continuing SMC student interns may submit a draft copy of your new or expanded learning objectives for review and approval one week prior to the beginning of each semester. Click the Rough Draft of Learning Objectives link on the menu to the left and complete the form.  

At the orientation, new student interns will receive all the pertinent information regarding internship responsibilities, course assignments, how to make the most of their internship, and other details about the program. There are no weekly class meetings for the internship class. The work hours performed remotely with your internship employer, is in lieu of class time. 

Note: The orientations are not for students who are still searching for an internship. Students who are looking for internship opportunities are invited to contact the Career Center for internship listings. You may also call and schedule an appointment with the internship coordinator at (310) 434-4337.​​

Requirements for Attending Orientation

  • You have successfully completed 6 units in the prior Spring or Fall Semester at SMC,
  • You have found an internship, received an internship offer, and the employer has agreed that the internship will be 100% remote. You will not be allowed to have any personal interaction, due to the COVID19 pandemic.  

  • 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 completing an on-line orientation.​
  • You would like to enroll in an internship class to receive academic credit for a paid or unpaid internship.

Summer Online Orientations for New Interns: June 15 - July 16​, 2020

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Last day to complete summer online orientation :  MondayJuly 13, 2020

Last day to submit learning objectives online for approval: Tuesday, July 14 by Midnight

Last day to submit forms and enroll in a summer internship course: Thursday, July 16 by 4:30 p.m.


Summer Online Orientations

CA Residents and Out-of-State Students

You must meet the following requirements before doing an online orientation. If you answer NO, to any of the questions below, unfortunately you do not qualify to enroll in our Internship Program at this time.  We will be happy to accommodate you after you meet program requirements. 

Did you complete at least 6 units at SMC in a prior Fall or Spring Semester?
If so, did you pass the courses with a grade C or better?
Do you have a guaranteed internship offer from an employer?
If so, will your internship be done 100% remotely? 

If you answered YES to ALL of the questions above, please click on one of the links below.  There is a PowerPoint version and PDF version.  The content in both are the same.​

Internship Orientation Session for CA Residents & Out of State Students (PPT)

Internship Orientation Session for CA Residents & Out of State Students (PDF)


F-1 Visa – International Students: 

You must meet the following requirements before doing an online internship orientation. If you answer NO to any of the questions below, unfortunately you do not qualify to proceed and must contact an Immigration Specialist at the International Education Center (IEC) for internship eligibility requirements. ​

  1. Do you have an Eligibility Form from the IEC office that states you are eligible to do an internship this semester?
  2. Do you have a guaranteed paid or unpaid internship offer from an employer?
  3. If so, can your internship be done 100% remotely?

If you answered YES to ALL of the questions above, please click on one of the links below.   There is a PowerPoint version and PDF version.  The content in both are the same.​

Internship Orientation for F-1 VISA International Students (PPT)

Internship Orientation for F1 VISA International Students​ns (PDF)

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