Employer Services - Internship Assistance - Frequently Asked Questions
An internship is an on-site work experience that is either directly related to a student's field of study or career interest.
- Highly motivated students
- Quality work
- Cost-effective staffing
- Development of managerial talent
- Visibility on the Berkeley campus
According to results of NACE’s 2019 Internship & Co-op Survey, the average hourly wage rate for interns at the bachelor’s degree level begins at $19.05. Note that California intern wages may be slightly higher than national averages. You should also be aware of minimum wage laws at the state and city levels.
Students may be able to arrange for academic credit. Only academic departments can offer credit, and policies differ greatly from one department to the next. If you are willing to help a student gain academic credit, review the options we provide students to give you a idea of the process. However, do not assume that academic credit will be available.
Students are available to work throughout the entire year. During the academic year students usually work part-time (generally less than 20 hours per week). Most students opt to intern in the summer on either a part-time or full-time basis.
Look beyond a student's major or class level. Consider how a student's overall profile and experience match the qualities, skills and other requirements of the position.
Refer to the Listing an Internship section.