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Insights: How to Find an Internship as College Wraps Up

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Submitted by: WISE Los Angeles member | 0 years professional experience

I am in a sports MBA program at San Diego State University. My goal is to work in the event/facilities management area with a focus in athletics. I am starting my last semester and it is time to find an internship/job for my final semester starting in January. I am unsure of what companies have available in the area of event planning. I would preferably like to stay in the San Diego-area, but am open to moving. Are my only options unpaid positions?

Answer

Although it differs by state, internships are required by law to be paid in California unless an intern receives college credits for the internship. The best bet for finding an internship is to start with your college career counselor who should be able to help you identify internships available through the school.  

Although it differs by state, internships are required by law to be paid in California unless an intern receives college credits for the internship. The best bet for finding an internship is to start with your college career counselor who should be able to help you identify internships available through the school.

Jane Hollman

About Jane Hollman

Jane Hollman has more than 25 years experience in senior human resources roles at large multinationals and sports across Asia Pacific and the United States. Currently a career coach, she helps business leaders and university students think through their career paths. Hollman is passionate about creating flexible, innovative work places and mentors women looking to start their own businesses. She is also a freelance writer covering the business of sports for publications such as Women Talking Sports.

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