The sites listed below are only a sample of what's available out there. Students can start their search for internships by checking for Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) postings in Gaucho Jobs. CWE is managed by each academic department offering the course. Most of our Career Technical programs offer CWE, but you need to contact the Department Chair of the academic department closely associated with your opportunity. For additional details, visit www.saddleback.edu/cwe.
Securing an Internship is much like searching for a job. Be prepared to show your best in a tailored Resume and Cover Letter. Be ready to highlight your value to the employer through experiences you've had and achievements through your academic and other employment/volunteer work. Be ready to network with professionals at the company you want to intern at because it often comes down to who knows you!
Career Placement Officer
LEGAL ISSUES & UNPAID INTERNS...
GENERAL INTERNSHIP POSTING SITES:
VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS SITES:
Start looking for internships using Gaucho Jobs, the official student employment system at Saddleback College!
INTERNSHIPS ACROSS INDUSTRIES:
Internships at the County of Orange
SOMAH - Solar on Multi-Family Affordable Housing
SOMAH (Solar on Multi-family Affordable Housing) is a ten year $100M per year program started this year (2020). It provides funding for solar PV to be installed on all multi-family affordable housing units in California. The program mandates awarded contractors to use community college students on their jobs.
The paid internships average $18 per hour and are calculated at the contractors starting wage or 1.4 times the minimum wage whichever is greater. Please visit the CalSOMAH website for more information at https://calsomah.org/. Check the Job Trainee requirements here https://calsomah.org/job-seekers.
Internships at Blizzard Entertainment
Applied Medical Internship Program:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts Internship Program:
Boardriders (Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, XCEL) Internship Program:
White Nelson Diehl Evans (CPA, Tax, Advisory, Audit) Internship Program:
Internships at the White House