Internships and Careers

female student interning at police department

Our focus is on your future

What can I do with my major? How can I land a competitive internship? What’s the best way to prep for an interview? How can I make my career take off?

Bring your questions. The Internship & Career Planning Office is ready with answers. Our team is dedicated to helping students — and MCU alumni — take their careers to new heights.

Find your internship

Thanks to MCU’s emphasis on real-time learning — and our strong connections with employers — the number of internships has more than doubled over the past two years.

Because MCU views internships as an essential part of learning, you can earn academic credit for an internship.

In addition to testing your skills in a professional setting, an internship can be a foot in the door for full-time jobs. Many MCU students leverage their internship experiences into career launchpads.

Where our students have interned

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • Canyon Verde Assisted Living
  • Disney College Program
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Del Amo Behavioral Health System
  • Discovery Channel’s The Swim scientific expedition
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • National Geographic
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • The Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards®)
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • And many more!

Careers

From pinpointing best-fit companies to exploring how to connect your major with a job, our staff will walk you through the key steps. Our success comes from helping you land in a rewarding career.

Where our students work

  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Social Services
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Mattel
  • Nickelodeon
  • Raytheon
  • SpaceX
  • Terranea Resort
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • And many more

How to get started

Make an appointment
We’ll help you start your internship/job search, make your resume and cover letters shine, and polish your interviewing and networking skills. We’ll show you how to use these important career tools:

  • Search for internships and jobs through Mariner Career Connect
  • Connect with employers through CareerShift
  • Get online career guides through Vault Career Intelligence
  • And more

Internship & Career Planning Office
CareerPrep@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7273

Campus location
In The Center for Academic & Professional Success (CAPS), Cecelia Hall, Room 218