Career Development


Academic internships are completed as part of a class, as a requirement in your major or program, or under the mentorship of a faculty member. Internship sites must be approved by the university in order for you to receive academic credit.

Consult your faculty mentor or the instructor of your internship class. You may want to visit CSUMB Placements, where you can view a list of approved internship sites.

Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)

The Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) is a 10-year program offering eligible students at public colleges and universities the opportunity to earn additional state financial aid to help defray their educational costs while gaining quality, education-aligned career-related employment. 


LAEP allows a participating student placement in an educationally beneficial position that relates to the student’s area of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives.  The program includes and emphasizes positions for students with employers that are capable of providing them with full-time employment opportunities after graduation, or opportunities to connect with other employers that are capable of providing them with full-time employment opportunities after graduation, within their areas of study. 


View the CSUMB LAEP Information Slide Deck for more details 

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Internship Opportunity: County of Monterey

The County of Monterey Internship Program’s goal is to provide an experience for students in which they will gain invaluable skills and knowledge as they continue a path to their professional career. Internships may range from summer to a quarter or semester and up to multiple quarters or semesters.

County of Monterey offers paid or unpaid internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. To see all open internship opportunities, check out the County of Monterey Internship Program website.

The sites listed below have been reviewed and recommended by the Career Development staff.

Entry Point!

Entry Point! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering summer internships for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

World Institute on Disability

World Institute on Disability offers 3-month summer internships in public policy research and training. Application deadline is mid-March. Email for more information.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities offers a summer internship that has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The Federal Work Force Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities is designed to assist students with disabilities to gain employment with Federal agencies.