Internships

Internships

Rachel Haik speaking in front of a camera, on the job at her local news reporting internship
Try on a career. Build your professional network. Practice wearing business casual. An internship lets you apply your liberal arts skills in a real workplace. In BCLA, you can choose an internship course in your major or consider one of LMU's 1-unit internship course, to get academic credit for your real-world experience. Your professors, advisors, and the LMU Office of Career and Professional Development are all here for you to find an internship that will help you achieve your goals.

Have any questions about how to get an internship? Contact Career and Professional Development to meet with a Career Coach and get more information.

  • How to Find an Internship
    • Look for internships opportunities on LionJobs
      Explore internship and job opportunities at companies that want to hire LMU students.
    • Meet a Career Coach
      The Career and Professional Development team can help you find an internship that fits your skills and interests.
    • Ask your professors.
      Some faculty have their own connections with organizations that accept interns like you. 
  • How to Get Course Credit

    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. There are two types of classes you can take:

    • LIBA Internship Courses
      Earn 0-3 credits for completing at least 60 hours at an internship.
    • BCLA Academic Internship Courses
      Earn 4 units for completing an internship through your major or another department. Details vary.
  • BCLA Academic Internships

    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 are each structured differently. A list of these classes include:

    • ENGL 4402 Writing Internship in Media
    • GRMN 4760 Internship Portfolio
    • HIST 2900 Internship
    • HIST 4900 Internship
    • JWST 4900 Capstone Project
    • POLS 3800 Internship
    • POLS 3810 Washington Internship
    • POLS 3830 British House of Commons Internship
    • PSYC 4090 Teaching Internship
    • SOCL 4500 Internship
    • URBN 4000 Senior Project
    • WGST 4901 Service Learning in Women's Studies

    Ask your faculty advisor or department chair to learn more about the class in your major. 

Photo MariaCarolina Gomez for the BCLA Experience Internships page
MariaCarolina Gomez ’17

Internship in immigration legal services

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Nadine Iskandar in front of the UN flags for the BCLA Experience Internship pages
Nadine Iskandar ’17

Interning at the United Nations

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Caspian Lewke ’17

Accounting Internship at a Fashion Start-Up

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