Get the opportunity to work in a real-world setting, take on workplace projects, earn academic credit, learn new skills and concepts, and make professional contacts!

Internships are unpaid positions lasting 3 months; most are in mid-sized firms in the growing high-tech business environment of Orange County, as well as in the greater Los Angeles area. Interns perform a variety of professional-level tasks at their host companies for approximately 20-35 hours per week.


  • Obtain valuable business experience
  • Utilize opportunities for building business relationships and contacts
  • Improve communication skills
  • Implement new ideas and concepts in your home country
  • Explore and develop career options
    • Receive guidance and support from dedicated internship staff
    • Follow-up service to ensure your satisfaction with internship placement
  • Learn to write an American-style résumé and interviewing tips by enrolling in the Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop

Step-By-Step Internship Process

  • Step 1: Attend an internship information session during your ACP
  • Step 2: Enroll and participate in Résumé Writing & Interviewing Skills course to learn to write a professional résumé and cover letter, receive extensive information and guidance on the interview process including typical questions, answers, interview attire, and a video-taped practice interview with feedback from the internship staff
  • Step 3: Begin your search for internship opportunities customized to meet your needs by accessing our database of over 200 companies and choosing where to apply
  • Step 4: Interview and select the company based on offers received
  • Step 5: Begin your internship after completing your ACP
  • Step 6: After completing your internship, write a reflection paper about your professional experiences


Students are eligible for the internship course after the successful completion of an ACP program, attendance at all required meetings and workshops, and good academic standing.

Partial List of Internship Partners

The internship program maintains a large database of companies in dynamic Southern California interested in hiring international students in a variety of business and technology positions.





Fremantle Media North America

Four Seasons Hotel

Havaianas Sandals

H.I.S. International Tours


Irvine Chamber of Commerce


Keiretsu Forum

MSC SoftwareMazdaMarriott Hotels



Passy-Muir, Inc.


Rieches Baird

St. John Knits

TBWA Chiat Day




World Trade Center Association for International Trade