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The 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.

Position Yourself for Success

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

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:

  • Step 1: Explore the helpful guides and resources below for students.
  • Step 2: Make an appointment with American River College's Work Experience Program Office to get 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 for Students

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

Handshake Job and Internship Platform

Handshake Job and Internship Platform

Handshake is 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.

Handshake

Programs Participating in Work Experience

Programs Participating in Work Experience

Find a list of all American River College programs that participate in the Work Experience and Internship Program.

WEXP Programs

Work Experience and Internship Workshop Recordings

Work Experience and Internship Workshop Recordings

Watch recordings of past Work Experience and Internship workshops.

WEXP and Internship Workshop Recordings

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Gain occupational training that combines paid employment, on-the-job training, and job-related college instruction.

Apprenticeship

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.

Schedule Work Experience Appointment

Hours

Monday through Thursday:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Virtual appointments only

Location

Welcome and Support Center

Career and Pathways Support Services (CAPSS)