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
I attended American River College and I majored in psychology. I am currently doing an internship at the Career Center at Sac State. I am proud of my ability to apply my knowledge. I love working with people of all backgrounds and meeting them where they are. I am an advocate for social change. my advice for students in fidning their own career path is No matter where you are in your career path, it is important to be approachable. Whether you are a CEO or a student looking for their very first job, it makes a difference when people can communicate with you effectively. A pleasant conversation is more memorable than a list of accomplishments that you may rant off to an employer. It is also good to stay open to the possibilities that come your way. Doing internships, trying out different jobs, participating in community events - these things not only allow you to learn a lot of useful information and build new transferable skills, but you will also have the opportunity to network with a variety of individuals, make new friends, and find possible future employment. You have the opportunity to do all that while at the same time serving your community. American River College (ARC) provided a strong foundation for my career. After randomly taking a job at the Counseling Center, I discovered that I want to be an Academic Counselor and I enjoy working with and helping college students. ARC has a wide variety of excellent support staff and faculty. Take time to get to know them and utilize the services they provide.