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Mandatory Orientation for Students With Guaranteed Internships

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 at your internship site, 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 visit the Career Center for internship listings. The Internship Coordinator also has Drop-In Hours and can help!  Drop-in Hours: 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.

Requirements for Attending Orientation

  • You have successfully completed 6 units in the prior Spring or Fall Semester at SMC,
  • You have found an internship and received an internship offer from an employer,
  • You would like to enroll in an internship class to receive academic credit for a 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. Late-comers are not admitted.

Spring 2020 Orientations for New Interns: 2/12/20 -3/17/20

Scroll down to see complete Orientation Schedule.

Last orientation session for spring 2020 semester​​​:  Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00am

Last day to submit learning objectives online for approval: Tuesday, March 17 by Midnight

Last day to submit forms and enroll in a Spring internship course:Thursday, March 19 by 4:30 p.m.

If you are enrolling in one of the Counseling 90 courses for the spring semester, you may attend any of the sessions listed below. 

However, if you plan to enroll in an occupational internship course (any internship course other than Counseling 90 internship classes), please try to attend an orientation session the week prior to the beginning of the semester or at your earliest convenience, as listed on the schedule below. After attending an orientation session, contact the instructor and get prior approval to add the occupational internship class. 

Spring  Orientation Schedule

February  2020   

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
WednesdayFebruary 1210:30am - 11:30amLA Bldg, Rm 200
ThursdayFebruary 202pm - 3pmLS Bldg, Rm 105
​Tuesday​February 25​4pm - 5pm​HSS Bldg., Rm 103
​Friday​February 28​11am - 12pm​HSS Bldg., Rm 151
 March   2020
Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
MondayMarch 25pm - 6pmHSS Bldg., Room 104
ThursdayMarch 51:30pm  – 2:30 pmLS Bldg., Room 105
​Wednesday​March 119:30am - 10:30amLS Bldg., Room 105
​Friday​March 13​2:00pm - 3:00pm​HSS Bldg., Room 103
Monday​March 1610am - 11amLS Bldg., Room 105
​Tuesday​March 17​8:00am - 9:00am​LS Bldg., Room 105

 LAST Orientation for Spring 2020: Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00a.m. 

Final Date to Submit Forms & Enroll in Spring Internship Classes: Thursday, Mar.19 by 4:3p.m.​


Office Location: Career Services Center, Student Services Building, 2nd Floor, 1900 Pico Blvd.

Website: www.smc.edu/internship

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:
Monday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday. 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.