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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 starting the week before the semester starts. 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, 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.

Note: The orientations are not for students who are still searching for an internship. Students who are looking for internship opportunities are invited to meet with Internship Coordinator during Drop-In Hours for 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 2019 Orientations for New Interns: 2/5/19 - 3/15/19

Scroll down to see complete Orientation Schedule.

Last orientation session for Spring Semester 2019: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in HSS 103

Last day to submit learning objectives on-line for approval: Monday, March 18, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. PST

Last day to submit forms and enroll in a Spring internship course:Wednesday, March 15 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  2019
Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
TuesdayFebruary 53 - 4 p.m.LS 105
WednesdayFebruary  13
11 a.m.  – 12 p.m.LA 204 NEW LA 220
​Friday​February 1510 - 11 a.m.​LS 105
​Friday​February 22​2 - 3 p.m.​HSS 150
​Monday​February 25​5 - 6 p.m.​LS 105

 March  2019   

Day of the WeekDateTimeLocation
TuesdayMarch 52 - 3 p.m.LA 204
ThursdayMarch 74 - 5 p.m.HSS 152
WednesdayMarch 13​8 - 9 a.m​.LS 105​
FridayMarch 1510:30 - 11:30 a.m.HSS 103

LAST Orientation for Spring 2019: Friday, March 15 at 10:30a.m. 

Final Date to Submit Forms & Enroll in Spring Internship ClassesWednesday, March 20 by 4:3p.m.​


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

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.