About the Academic Internship Program

The Academic Internship Program operates within the Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute. It allows you to earn course credit while working and learning in a professional environment.


To increase student’s retention and success in achieving their academic and career goals at Bellevue College through experiential learning internship experiences.

What we do

• Collaborate with faculty to incorporate experiential learning such as work-based learning, including internships into their curriculum
• Strategize with students on how connect to internship opportunities with employer partners
• Communicate with students to meet with an internship coordinator one-on-one, attend internship events/fairs, workshops to find out about internship opportunities
• Offer academic opportunities for students taking an associate or bachelor’s degree

What we offer

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  • Provides a framework to integrate practical work experience with academic goals
  • Students develop learning objectives; write reflection reports; receive 1:1 coaching on resume, LinkedIn profile and employment exploration
  • Students can register to earn internship credit throughout the year as long as they have secured an approved internship
  • An internship coordinator must approved your internship before you can register for the class
  • EXPRL 191/2/3 credits meet elective requirements for most associate degrees’ programs

  • Provides a structure to reflect on internship experience and apply learning in a real-world environment
  • Receive advice from a faculty member in the relevant academic discipline and coaching from the internship coordinator on managing workplace relations and preparation for employment upon graduation
  • Students who are pursuing bachelor’s degree with this option can either take EXPRL 490/91 class or the capstone class to fulfill their degree program
  • Applicable to students enrolled in BAS Accounting, ISIT, Database Management & Analysis and Cybersecurity

Student Transformational Stories

Workshops to Prepare for Internships

Workshops are offered during the fall, winter and spring quarters.
For more information about each workshops, select the date and time.