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Downtown Business Hub

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: Provide hands-on internships at businesses within Downtown Hub in Fresno Organizing Entity: Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Hours: 60 after school  Compensation: $120 Number of Students: 38 Industry/Occupation: Any Location: Fresno, CA Project Timeline: Semester or full year Funding/Sponsors: Internship Type: One-on-one Internship, Co-Op Education Industry and/or Support Partners: Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Challenges: Poor attendance, performance,and maturity. Key Components: Interview/selection/placement, Completion of 60 internship […]

Sequoia Riverlands Trust – Land Stewardship

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: Provide hands-on work-based learning opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience developing and implementing plans to support a variety of objectives on Sequoia Riverlands Trust Preserves. Organizing Entity: Sequoia Riverlands Trust Hours: 20-60 per year Compensation: Unpaid Number of Students: Open Industry/Occupation: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Building and Construction Trades, Energy, Environment, and Utilities, Engineering […]

Business Internship Program

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To expose our students to the work environment they are pursuing. Organizing Entity: West Hills College Lemoore Hours: 60 Compensation: Academic Credit (60 hours = 1 unit) Number of Students: 7-15 Industry/Occupation: Arts, Media, and Entertainment, Business and Finance, Education, Child Development, and Family Services, Engineering and Architecture, Information and Communication Technologies, Manufacturing and Product Development, Marketing […]

Programming Academy

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide training and work experiences for aspiring software developers. Organizing Entity: West Hills College Lemoore Hours: 60+ Compensation: Varies Number of Students: 15 Industry/Occupation: Information and Communication Technologies Location: Fresno, CA Project Timeline: Semester Funding/Sponsors: Pending Internship Type: Work Experience, Industry-driven Project Industry and/or Support Partners: BitWise Industries, Inc & GeekWise Academy, West Hills College and K12 Partners Challenges: Potential language barriers, […]

Hospitality Chef Apprentice

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide students with hands-on experience in hospitality and tourism careers. Organizing Entity: West Hills College Lemoore Hours: Compensation: Number of Students: Industry/Occupation: Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Location:  Project Timeline:  Funding/Sponsors: Pending Internship Type: Work Experience Industry and/or Support Partners: West Hills College Lemoore Challenges: To build program awareness and develop industry partnerships. Key Components: Successful industry partnerships. 3 […]

Medical Assistance Program

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide students with first line experience in the healthcare field. Organizing Entity: Kaweah Delta Medical Center Hours: 50-60 hours  Compensation: Unpaid Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Health Science and Medical Technology Location: Visalia, CA Project Timeline: 4 months Funding/Sponsors: Kaweah Delta Health Care District Internship Type: Work Experience, Clinical Experience Industry and/or Support Partners: Visalia Unified School District Challenges: To provide a meaningful […]

Teacher Preparation

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide practical and verifiable workplace learning by developing practicum, field experience and work experiences that provide both college credit and structure for the placement of future teachers in a variety of classrooms and related settings. Organizing Entity: Visalia Chamber of Commerce Hours: 60+ hours per semester Compensation: Paid Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Education, Child Development, and […]

STEM Internships

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To teach core entrepreneurial skills to middle and high school students. Organizing Entity: College of the Sequoias Hours: 100 Compensation: $1,000 scholarship/stipend Number of Students: 10 Industry/Occupation: Manufacturing and Product Development  Location: Tulare & Kings Counties Project Timeline: Internships in May and June Funding/Sponsors: Edison International  Internship Type: One-on-one internship Industry and/or Support Partners: College of the Sequoias, Edison International, […]

Career Kids Campaign

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide Porterville area elementary students the opportunity to experience career themed presentations produced and performed by the Performing Arts students of Harmony Magnet Academy. Organizing Entity: Porterville Unified School District Hours: 200 hours per student Compensation: Academic Credit Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Arts, Media, and Entertainment Location: Porterville  Project Timeline: Spring semester Funding/Sponsors: Porterville Pathways Office […]

COS Metal Fabricator Internship

Internship Effective PracticeProject Purpose: To provide students on-the-job training, providing them the opportunity to gain work based skills in a practical real world setting. Organizing Entity: College of the Sequoias Hours: 8 hours per week for an entire semester Compensation: Paid Number of Students: Varies Industry/Occupation: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Manufacturing and Product Development Location: Tulare County Project Timeline: Every semester  Funding/Sponsors: US Farm […]