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California State University, Long Beach
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Internships & Field Experience

Welcome to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Internship Program! Together with CNSM staff, faculty, the CSULB Career Development Center, we invite you to take advantage of the experiential learning opportunities available within our campus community as well as the local area. Our students have participated with partner institutions and organizations including the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, California Science Center, Columbia Memorial Space Center, and the CSULB Institute for Integrated Research in Materials, Environments, and Society. Please contact Dr. Elaine Villanueva Bernal at to discuss how we can best support you in your academic, professional, and career goals.

NSCI 492

To enrich your internship experience, the college offers NSCI 492 during the fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, completion of 9 units of upper division science coursework, a 2.5 GPA overall or 2.75 GPA in the student's major, and consent of instructor prior to registration.

Qualifying students placed in a major or career-related assignment in private industry or at a public agency. May be placed in either a volunteer or paid work assignment. Teacher aide positions may be used for students interested in pursuing a career in science education in K-12 schools. Learning assignments will be arranged through the Career Development Center and the instructor. Final written report required. Class attendance and internships to be arranged by the instructor. Minimum of 120 hours of field experience required. Credit/No credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities vary across the CNSM disciplines. As opportunities become available, they will be listed here by discipline.