Table of Contents:
Benefits of an HLI Internship 
HLI Intern Learning Outcomes
Student Requirements & Eligibility
Student Expectations

How it Works

  • Students apply to the internship program by submitting an application online and uploading required documents into Dolphin CareerLink.
  • Employers will be invited to apply each academic year by proposing a brief description of the internship duties including what the student is expected to provide for the employer and submit a completed application by the deadline.
  • Approximately 10 students will be selected after the screening and interview process.
  • Students selected for the HLI Internship Program will attend the HLI Internship Program Orientation at the beginning of the academic year (Fall Semester).
  • During the HLI Internship Program Orientation, students will be introduced to their Site Supervisor or a representative from their site placement, and will be given the next steps to starting their internship.
  • All students in the HLI Internship Program will be expected to contribute a maximum of 240 hours of service to the employer/mentor over the course of the academic year (September 2019 - May 2020).
  • Students will attend mandatory focus group meetings during the fall and spring semesters (these meetings are held on Fridays).
  • At the end of the internship, students will complete an evaluation of their internship experience, and attend at the HLI Recognition Ceremony held in April.

Download the HLI Internship Program Checklist to ensure you apply correctly and on time prior to the stated deadline.

Benefits of an HLI Internship

  • Paid internship experience
  • An opportunity to apply classroom exercises in a real-world context
  • Enhanced thinking, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Greater awareness of developing trends in the student's field of interest
  • A chance to explore career choices in a professional setting
  • Increased confidence, greater self-awareness and maturity
  • A potential to develop a network of professional relationships

HLI Intern Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the HLI Internship, an intern will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication, critical thinking skills, and intellectual initiative.
  • Integrate theory into practice in a real-world occupational setting based on the project or program to which the student is assigned.
  • Acquire and demonstrate the norms of his/her internship site placement (workplace comportment, etc.).
  • Clarify his/her professional goals at the conclusion of the internship. Demonstrate active engagement and intellectual initiative throughout the internship process.

Student Requirements & Eligibility

All students must meet the following to be considered for an HLI Internship:

  • Junior or Senior standing (during internship semester)
  • A Cumulative GPA with a 3.0 or above
  • Enrolled in 6.0 units or more during the internship
  • Complete 240 internship hours within the academic year (approximately 8-10 hours per week)
  • Participate in all orientation and HLI meetings
  • Complete the self-journaling exercises and program evaluation
  • Complete all forms and required documentation (e.g., learning plan)
  • Complete all employment forms and required documentation to Human Resources at CSU Channel Islands to determine employment eligibility

Student Expectations

All participating HLI interns are expected to behave in a professional manner consistent with the CI Student Code of Conduct and follow these additional guidelines:

  • Be punctual and responsible at your internship site
  • Create and follow a consistent work schedule with your site supervisor
  • Be coachable and willing to learn
  • Wear appropriate professional attire at all times at your internship site
  • Pay attention to details and ensure all written correspondence is free from grammatical and spelling errors 

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