Thanks to our location in the San Francisco Bay Area, you have the opportunity to try out just about any career that interests you!

Whether you are excited by new media, public policy, education, technology, the arts, or the environment, our Career Services team can help you find an internship that enables you to gain some valuable work experience while you learn about possible careers.

Internships also help you build your resume and make connections that will help you land and succeed at a job once you graduate. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, students who take the time to gain experience through an internship earn more money upon graduation. And many students find that their internships lead directly into jobs.

You can start interning as early as your first year at Mills; academic credit is available for internships completed during your junior or senior years. You can also work with Career Services to find a summer internship in another state or country. Visit our Career Services site for more details.

Students Say

Here’s what some of our recent students have said about their internships:

"I assisted in a workshop on animation for 6–8 year olds and tutored in the summer writing camp and English language learners camp. There's nothing more rewarding than editing a novel by a 12-year-old and helping a teenager turn his outlandish parallel universe into a finished story! I can put some really great skills on my resume now, and I am still in touch with the people I met during my internship and come back to help from time to time."

—Katherine K.

"This summer I will be doing a research internship at University of Southern California in the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies in geobiology. The National Science Foundation will be funding my summer research project culminating in a symposium at the end of the summer."

—Grizelda S.

"I received a job offer from Electronic Arts (EA Games) to be a summer intern with their marketing department. This is the job of my dreams! I've enjoyed playing video games for most of my life and now I get to help market them!"

—Azure B.

"My internship with Marstel-Day LLC is a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge about environmental consulting. My internship has been really rewarding and really fun."

—Clara A.


Here are some organizations where Mills students have interned:

Media and Entertainment

Chronicle Books
DreamWorks Animation
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Warner Music Group

Alameda County Office of Education
Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools
Portland Public Schools
Stanford University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cisco Systems
Sun Microsystems

Government/Public Policy
Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
American Civil Liberties Union
Children Now
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Office of Senator Barbara Boxer
Port of Oakland
United Nations
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Pretrial Services

Community Organizations
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Center for Environmental Health
Children’s Hospital Oakland
Community United Against Violence
East Bay Community Law Center
Justice Now
Legal Services/Prisoners with Children
Planned Parenthood
Women’s Economic Agenda Project
Women’s Intercultural Network
Women’s Health Resource Center/UCSF

Last Updated: 8/1/13