Career Services

Get Hired: Employment & Internships For Students

The Student Employment and Internship Center provides students and alumni access and support for seeking professional experience via multiple online platforms, including the Seahawk Job Board and Monterey Bay Internships. These tools allow students to access job and internship opportunities with numerous employer and community partners in the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay Regions as well as on campus Student Assistant jobs.

In addition, students can also attend and participate in multiple on campus and off campus hiring events and job fairs. Event information as well as tips on how to prepare and maximize these opportunities can be found below.

Seahawk Jobs is Cabrillo College’s online job database. It includes on-campus, off-campus, and part-time and full-time career positions. Students are encouraged to check frequently as new opportunities are added daily. All currently enrolled Cabrillo students and alumni have access to this online resource 24/7. Info for first time users: Current students must be enrolled in at least 3 units to register. Please allow 1-2 business days for access requests to be approved.
Monterey Bay Internships, also referred to as mbinterns.org, is a free local/regional posting site for Paid and Unpaid internships. Students from Cabrillo College, MPC, Hartnell, UCSC and CSUMB can search and apply directly through the platform for internships posted by businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties.

Earn Academic Credit for Internships and Employment

Students can earn credit while employed at a job or internship through The Internship and Work Experience program. This course is designed for students to formally structure learning and professional development goals into their current job, internship or volunteer position and earn academic credit doing so. This academic credit is CSU transferable and can also be applied toward various Career Education degrees and certificates at Cabrillo College. More information can be found on the Internship and Work Experience website. 

Job Fairs & Hiring Events

Upcoming Hiring Events

Hiring Event-On Campus Jobs (Virtual)

Date: August 13 from 1pm-2pm

Registration: Click here to register

The Career Preparation Team will be hosting an On-Campus Hiring Event on August 13 from 1:00 - 2:00pm via Zoom to showcase the 250+ on-campus student assistant openings this Fall. Please join us to learn more about the benefits of working on campus and the positions available . We'll kick-off with an overview of Career Readiness resources, before providing an overview of the positions available. The On-Campus Hiring Event will conclude with break-out rooms where interested students can speak directly with hiring departments to learn more about their available positions and next steps to apply.

Contact Student Employment for any questions about this event to studentjobs@cabrillo.edu.

In addition to the Cabrillo Career Fairs, numerous job fairs and events are hosted throughout the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay region. Cabrillo College Career Services Team works with numerous outside agencies to organize and deliver various events throughout the year. You will find any upcoming hiring events posted on the Events and Workshops page.

Working on Campus:

How to Apply - There are a variety of opportunities to work on campus. Many of the departments post their positions through the Seahawk job board. Students should follow the application procedures for that department.

Types of Employment Opportunities -

Department Funded Employment: Students enrolled in 6 or more units are eligible to work part-time on-campus within a variety of departments. They must follow the application instructions, process, and meet the qualifications in order to be considered for the position.

Federal Work Study: Federal Work-Study provides part-time on-campus jobs for students with financial need that are enrolled in at least 6 units. Students must complete the FAFSA and receive a Work Study Award through the Financial Aid office. Funds are limited, so not all qualifying students will receive an award. For more detailed information go to the Financial Aid page here. 

CalWorks: CalWorks provides part-time on or off campus jobs for students with financial need. The requirements for eligibility are that you are receiving CalWORKs/TANF, are enrolled in at least 6 units and are in good academic standing. For more information, call the Student Resource & Support Network office at (831) 479-6344.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students

It usually takes 24 to 48 hours for your account to be approved because Student Employment has to verify that you are a current student or alumni.

If you’ve forgotten your username or password and have tried multiple times to log in, your account may have been soft blocked. Please call us at (831) 479-6413 and we can unblock your account and or send you a new password.

Generally, on-campus jobs (at Cabrillo) are flexible, although hours and shifts depend on the department hiring. There are also many off-campus employers (businesses and individuals) offering part-time work that are willing to work around your schedule. Many employers post the days, times, or hours they would like someone to work for them.

The job postings vary week to week, but there are all sorts of industries including nursing and personal care, business, art, construction, general labor, horticulture, and more.

First, you need to be a current student enrolled in at least 6 units (this can be for the current semester or the upcoming semester, if you aren’t currently working on campus).

Second, you need to find a department that’s hiring. The best way to do this is to check the Online Job Board and use the advanced search option to search for on-campus department funded or Work Study jobs. You can also come to the Student Employment Office and we can help you search

Third, you need to fill out a “Temporary/Hourly and Student Employment Application.” This can be downloaded and printed here or you can pick one up from Student Employment. Take this application to the department with the open position(s) and give it to the staff.

Finally, if you’re a qualified candidate, you will be contacted for an interview.

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience while earning units. CWEE can be paid or unpaid and is always supervised by a professional in the students' chosen field of study. For information on this program, contact Program Coordinator Matthew Weis at maweis@cabrillo.edu.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program was created to provide part-time employment for college students who qualify through the Federal Financial Aid process.

As a result of a student's financial aid application (FAFSA), a student may be awarded FWS based on financial need. Priority application filing is between January 2 and March 2 to be considered for a FWS award for the following fall academic term.

Students new to work study should put their name on the waitlist by going to the site here.

Federal Work-Study jobs are only available in on-campus departments. There are no off-campus placements.