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Internship Process

Before hosting interns:

  • Sign and submit a CSUSB Learning Site Agreement
  • Complete and submit the Intern Request Form
  • Submit the completed Risk Assessment form
  • Internship positions will be posted on CSBS Internships – Current Openings, the College's internship website, for students' review.
  • Résumés of interest are forwarded to the employer contact for review
  • Employer interviews and selects intern
  • Employer notifies the CSBS Internship Coordinator of selection
  • Forms – Employers

After an intern is selected:

  • Faculty Internship Coordinator establishes Learning Outcomes.
  • Employer and intern establish key goals and objectives
  • CSBS Faculty Internship Coordinator verifies goals and objectives with host supervisor (only applicable if intern enrolls in an internship course)

At the conclusion:

  • Host supervisor provides intern performance feedback
  • Host supervisor completes a survey (initiated by CSBS Faculty Internship Coordinator)

Establishing Goals and Objectives

Many employers have an idea of what they're looking for when it comes to having a student intern at their organization. Determining how success will be measured helps develop effective goals and objectives.

From an intern's perspective, goals and objectives should be strong enough to provide a marketable experience for their résumé. From an employer's perspective, the goals and objectives should be relevant to the organization's mission.

Goal vs. Objectives—Defined

Goal: As the intern, what will they accomplish by the end of the internship?

Objective: What are the measurable steps to achieve each goal? How are they applying principles and theories learned in the classroom? How are they demonstrating and articulating career-based skills?

If assistance is needed with establishing effective goals and objectives, you may work with the Department Faculty Internship Coordinator.  Please also feel free to contact Deirdre Thomas at if you need immediate assistance.