MariaCarolina interned at the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic
Amanda Smerdel ’15 interned at Team Rubicon
Alexia interned at the World Policy Institute in New York City

Internships

We recommend that liberal arts students complete at least one internship while at LMU. 

Why intern? An internship can:

  • Help you develop your critical thinking and writing skills outside of the classroom
  • Confirm your interest in or create a new passion for a career path
  • Make connections with potential future employers

How do I find an internship?

  • LionJobs: Explore internship and job opportunities at companies that want to hire LMU students.
  • Career and Professional Development: The team can help you find an internship that fits your skills and interests.
  • Academic internship courses: Some academic departments offer courses that include internships. Often, professors in these courses can help you find a placement that relates to the discipline.

BCLA Academic Internships

Academic internships are a great way to earn credit toward your major or minor while gaining real-world skills that relate to your course of study. Offered by BCLA’s departments, academic internship courses include a professional internship experience and the support of a professor and peers working in similar fields. Most academic internship courses are full-credit (4 units); some include classroom time in addition to the weekly internship commitment.

BCLA internship classes change every semester, and each is structured differently. Examples include:

  • ENGL 4402 Writing Internship in Media
  • GRMN 4760 Internship Portfolio 
  • HIST 2900 Internship
  • HIST 4900 Internship
  • POLS 3800 Internship
  • POLS 3810 Washington Internship 
  • PSYC 4090 Teaching Internship
  • SOCL 4500 Internship
  • WNST 4901 Service Learning in Women’s Studies

For academic internship courses offered in a specific semester, consult the Schedule of Classes.

For specific course descriptions, consult the Undergraduate Bulletin.

General Internships

Many great internship opportunities do not align with the academic internships offered by some departments. If you wish to pursue an internship outside of an academic department, you can still get internship course credit by registering with the Career and Professional Development office. By registering your internship with CPD, you may receive up to 1 unit of general course credit per internship, along with personalized coaching and mentoring from an LMU career specialist. Internships completed through CPD appear on students’ transcripts.

Learn more about internships from the Career and Professional Development office.