Student Internships

The Urban Practicum course [LINK] engages students in a highly structured internship focused on vocational and professional growth.

How Do I Find an Internship?

FOR FALL/SRPING STUDENTS: At the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters, students prepare for their internship search through various training sessions with Career Development & Calling staff. These sessions are designed to equip students with job search skills such as resume-writing and interviewing.  Students find this training to be helpful for their internship search as well as professional endeavors after college.  Students also meet with faculty to identify possible internship placements in San Francisco, and may interview with internship sites known and unknown to the program.  Each student is expected to complete three interviews at various placement sites before choosing a placement site.

FOR SUMMER PROGRAM STUDENTS: The Summer Program is much shorter than the Semester Program and so students must arrive in San Francisco with an intership already secured. Students may use the links below to begin their research for an internship. Their search should always be conducted with and informed by communication with and wisdom and advice from Brad Berky.

Start the search!

Westmont in San Francisco has placed students at over 250 internship sites over its 40 year history and has a long-standing history with a variety of private, government, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Bay Area. Students are welcome to pursue internships at new placement sites, with faculty guidance. Internship opportunities are available for students of all majors.

Please see the links below for examples of former internship sites:

Art / Art Education
Business / Social Enterprise / Technology
Children / Youth / Family Services
Culinary Arts / Food Systems / Sustainability
Event Planning
Human trafficking / Human Rights / Immigration
International Relations / Development
Kinesiology / Physical Therapy
Law / Legal Services
Publishing / Journalism / New Media
Social Services / Community Development
Sports / Sports Management
Teaching / Education
Television / Radio / Film
Theater / Theater Arts
Urban Ministry / Mission / Chaplaincy
Urban Planning / City Goverment / Economic Development
 

Please see the links below for internet search engines that may be helpful in finding an internship in San Francisco:

GENERIC SEARCH SITES:

Craigslist Bay Area

LookSharp

Internship Programs

SF Bay Area Progressive Directory

SPECIALIST INTEREST SEARCH SITES:

Business, Law and Government

San Francisco Social Services

Bay Area Information Center

Bay Area Society for Television, Advertising, and Radio