Get an Internship or Co-op

Internships & Cooperative Education

Internships and Co-ops are designed to provide MiraCosta students with workplace experience and new or improved skills. Learn more about the Internship Process.

You must complete these three Critical Activities before you can view and apply to internships:

Stop Sign 1.Take a class at MiraCosta in the same discipline as the internship you are seeking.

2.The instructor for that class must agree you are ready for an internship.

3.You must create an updated resume approved by the Career Center. Once approved, you will gain access to the internships in JAIN where you can select relevant internship sites and apply.

Log into JAIN and click on My Profile and then Profile Summary. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to the section that says Skills.

Under the Skills sections say Yes to the question I AM INTERESTED IN COMPLETING A CO-OP/INTERNSHIP/WKEX. 

Enter CLASS TAKEN IN MAJOR, SEMESTER TAKEN and WHO SHOULD WE ASK FOR A FACULTY RECOMMENDATION.  Fill out the necessary information.

Upload your Resume under the Profile section

Once your class/faculty information has been confirmed and your resume approved, you will receive an email notifying you of your access to the internship opportunities in JAIN.  

The Student

To find out the roles and responsibilities of the instructor and the employer click here.

Course Credit

Internship Studies and Cooperative Work Experience Education courses are transferrable to the CSU system. Credit options vary based on the number of hours the student is interning/working and the availability of courses during any given semester. Each unit of credit received requires 60 nonpaid or 75 paid hours of work at the job or internship site