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Work Experience and Internship Program

Gain Work Experience While You Earn College Credit

Our Work Experience Internship Program is a unique academic program where students apply what they have learned in the classroom to a work environment – all while earning college credit.

How It Works

The Work Experience Internship Program has two simultaneous parts:

  1. Students enroll in a Work Experience course at their college
  2. Students receive help finding an internship for the semester


Are you an employer looking for an intern? See our work experience resources for employers.

Work Experience Employer Resources

Benefits for Students

Students who participate in this program:

  • Get a glimpse into their chosen career field and receive career guidance
  • Acquire hands-on experience within a structured program
  • Practice setting goals
  • Learn how to use performance evaluations for improvement
  • Develop relationships with potential future employers
  • Earn academic credit while working

Getting Started

Internship Guide for Students

Internship Guide for Students

Use our Internship Guide for Students to learn how to find an internship, build a resume, and prepare for an interview.

Internship Guide

Work Experience Guide for Students

Work Experience Guide for Students

Use our Work Experience Guide for Students to learn which WEXP course you should enroll in and how many units you can earn in a semester.

Work Experience Guide for Students

Programs Participating in Work Experience

Programs Participating in Work Experience

Find links to each Los Rios college to see which programs participate in the Work Experience Internship Program.

Participating Programs

A Job and Internship Platform for Students

Start your job or internship hunt at Handshake – a modern, easy-to-use platform where students and alumni can find full-time and part-time internships and jobs, as well as volunteer opportunities.

On Handshake, you can schedule advising appointments, connect with employers, register for events, and more! Log in to your Handshake using your Los Rios student ID and password.

Learn About Handshake

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