Student FAQs

An internship is any carefully monitored works in which a student has intentional learning goals to achieve throughout the experience. In other words, internships whether paid or unpaid, give students the opportunity to get real-world experience in the career that they are studying for. 

  1. Currently enrolled at EMCC
  2. Must have a 2.5 GPA OR Recommendation from your SWSC instructor
  3. Find internships at  under the "internships" tab
  4. Click the apply now button
  5. Complete the online application
  6. Upload/Submit a resume and cover letter to the online application

If students need help with their resume and cover letter the Career and Transfer Center can assist students with getting one started or polishing it up. Students may contact the Career and Transfer Center front desk to set up an appointment for resume/cover letter assistance. Appointments may be set up in person, over the phone, or by email. Applicants may contact the Career and Transfer Center at 623-935-8740 or

The purpose of an internship is to gain experience in the career field you are interested in before you actually begin the career. Internships provide job training with professionals who have been in the field for years and allow for interns to network and make connections with people in their anticipated career field. Internships also allow students to network and meet professionals in the industry that students may utilize for references on job or college applications. 

No, EMCC internships are for current EMCC students. 

The ideal time to do an internship will be in line with the academic semester.  The normal periods are: Summer semester (May-August), Spring semester (January-April), or Fall semester (August-December).  However, the duration of the internship can be extended or shortened based on the needs of the employer. 

Yes, interns must be enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

The company must decide if this is a paid or unpaid internship position. EMCC also offers a scholarship for pursuing an internship: Students will receive real world experience to complement their current studies and they may be able to receive college credit.

Internship opportunities associated with EMCC can be found at:   and click on the “internships” tab. Students can certainly look for their own internships outside of EMCC. However, those companies are not vetted by the institution and students must apply at their own risk. You are still able to get resume/cover letter assistance/mock interview assistance for any external internship. However, the student will not be able to apply for internship course credit if the company does not have a partnership with EMCC.

If a student is interested in interning with a company that is not on Estrella Mountain’s Internship page they can contact EMCC’s Internship Coordinator, Alexandra Camacho, to request the company to be added to the partnership list. This does not guarantee that the company will become an affiliated partner, this only means that EMCC is willing to request the partnership and at that point, it is up to the company. While emailing the Internship Coordinator, please include the company name, a contact name, the contact's phone number and the contact’s email address, and information on what you would like to do at that company. It will take several days for EMCC and the requested company to finish signing and sending paperwork so we ask that students wait at least two weeks for a reply.

Students are encouraged to look through EMCC’s Internship page and when they have found one they are interested in they can click the apply now button which will take them through the process of applying for the internship. Please note that ALL internships require an online application, a resume, AND a cover letter. If you wish to get assistance with any of these documents, please contact the Career and Transfer Center at 623-935-8740. Each internship application requires a resume and cover letter. If the student has more questions feel free to contact our Internship Coordinator, Alexandra Camacho at