Work Experience and Internship Program
The Work Experience and Internship Program exists to help students have the best internship experience possible while earning units toward their degree or certificate.
Position Yourself for Success
Internships give you the chance to explore your interests, find out what inspires you, and build a professional network. Plus, internships often lead to full-time employment!
If you are already working in your chosen career path, then turning your job into an internship can help you increase your advancement opportunities – such as getting a promotion or taking on higher-level job responsibilities.
Make an appointment with American River College's Work Experience Program Office to get started. Then, check out our helpful guides and resources 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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment Online
Use our self-service system to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available for resume/cover letter evaluations, mock interviews, internship referral, and program information.
Dean: Raquel Arata
Coordinator: Vivian Dillon
Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library, Lower Level
Virtual Appointments Available
In College, I studied Economics as a major and English as a minor. While in law school, I served an internship as an associate probation officer with the Juvenile Court and an internship as a legal clerk for a local law firm specializing in bankruptcy law. My three greatest strengths are: communication skills in writing, listening and speaking. Interpersonal relations skills and organizational and analytical skills. I advice students who are trying to find their own career path to follow your dream if you have a strong one. If you do not have a dream, then take advantage of the ARC Career Center and Wrok Experience and Internship Program to learn about your opportunities and what potential careers fit your interests and abilities. Also, make sure to take courses that build your skills of critical thinking, communication, interpersonal relations, organization, and other skills often referred to as the "soft skills." These skills will serve you well whatever career you choose to pursue and as you change careers over your lifetime. I did not go to college with a plan to go to law school. I did not go to law school with a plan to become a lobbyist and association director. I did not have a goal to become a college president. Developing my "soft skills," doing the best work I could do in each position I held, and staying open to new career opportunities paid off in a series of jobs and career advancements that have provided great personal satisfaction.