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.
Here’s what some of our recent students have said about their internships:
"I found my internship working for the Stern Grove Festival Association in the binder at the Career Center. This internship is giving me valuable exposure to work in an arts nonprofit organization, all the inside workings and day-to-day processes required to make a festival like Stern Grove operate. I am working with amazing people, and I get to be around music and world-renowned artists all summer!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."