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Contact Information

Internship & Work Experience Instructor: Matthew Weis
Phone: 831.477.5650
Email: Message Me
Student Assistant: Veronica Pantoja
Phone: 831.477.3396
Location: Cabrillo College - SAC West Building, 1st Floor
6500 Soquel Ave
Aptos, CA 95003

Internship and Work Experience Program

The Internship and Work Experience office assists students in all aspects of participation in internships and work experience. We advise students, assist with finding internships and employment, and help them prepare and enroll to get academic credit. We also help employers in addressing workforce needs, including development, recruiting and staffing, and mentorship of internship and employment placements in accordance with Career Education and Academic programs at Cabrillo College.


Students participating in a work experience course can expect to develop professional experience, skills, and income while learning hands-on in their field of study. This professional experience — through internships, employment, or volunteering — prepares students to thrive and grow in their field. Students gain responsibility, confidence, and independence, and increase their value to employers.

The IWE office staff assist students in identifying career and employment goals, developing a professional profile (resumes, cover letters, etc.), searching, applying, and interviewing for positions. Once employed, students can receive academic credit by enrolling in a Work Experience course. In many Career Education programs, the credit can count toward completion of degrees and certificates. In some cases, credits will meet transfer requirements. Students can learn more about the benefits and process.

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Employers and community partners looking to tap into the future workforce pipeline will find motivated and well-trained students ready to make their mark. Cabrillo’s Career Education programs offer comprehensive skills training and education that is relevant, hands-on, and designed to align with our regional workforce needs. Employers have the opportunity to make a direct impact on a student’s education, train talent, and partner with the college to enhance program effectiveness.

The IWE office assists employers by providing an overview of programs and certificates that align with workforce needs, developing internship and employment positions, posting online using our recruitment tools, and recruiting students for hire. Get started now.

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