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The West Hills College Coalinga Career Center assists students with their career and educational decisions. The Career Center specializes in providing guidance with resumes, interviewing skills, cover letters, career exploration and planning, and job search.


Student Internships

An internship is one of the best ways to gain experience while you're still in school, as well as network with peers and potential employers. Submit our student internship request form to get connected with local employers and build your skills.

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Available Student Internships

Current students studying child development, sociology, social sciences, or psychology- this internship may be for you.

3 chosen interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Celebrating Families program with a local non-profit organization in Avenal and Hanford. Celebrating Families is a 16-week program designed to unify and strengthen the family unit. Each week, the family comes together where they share a meal, attend a psycho-educational group, and participate in a skill building activity. The intern will be responsible for assisting staff with set-up/take down of the event and prepping the family meals. Additionally, the intern will facilitate groups for children (ages 4 to 17). All groups are curriculum based and this information will be provided to the intern in advance to review and prepare prior to delivering the content.

Students will have two interviews, one with the internship coordinator and another with the non-profit director. Chosen interns must have a valid driver's license and successfully complete Live Scan fingerprinting and a drug screening. It is the expectation of the organization that all interns arrive on time, dress professionally, and arrive willing to participate in the assigned program. The intern should be able to communicate clearly and efficiently through email and verbal exchanges. The intern should also demonstrate strong writing skills. The use of personal cell phones during volunteer hours is strongly discouraged. It is recommended, though not required, that the intern has a basic knowledge of child development. In the event that the intern has concerns or receives information about a child’s well-being, the intern is REQUIRED to report this to the program manager.

This is an unpaid, 16-week internship. The chosen interns will work 8 - 10 hours per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4pm to 9pm. This internship will require co-enrollment in a WHC Lemoore or WHC Coalinga summer semester Work Experience course. What a great opportunity to add this accomplishment to your upcoming university application!

Complete your request for consideration here:

Applicants that are not chosen for the summer session may be considered for another Celebrating Families 16-week program beginning August 3rd.

Expires: 6/15/2017

This internship is perfect for any student studying to enter a career in business, marketing, finance, or insurance. The candidate must be at least 18 years old and interviews will be conducted.  This internship requires the student be enrolled in a West Hills Work Experience course for the summer. It is part-time with not less than 60 unpaid (volunteer) learning hours. Must maintain a strong work ethic with a total commitment to success each and every day.

Duties are as follows:

Answer phones, accept a payment, gather claim information, help a client report a claim, schedule appointments for the licensed agents, develop leads, identify customer needs, and market appropriate products and services. The intern will work with the agent to establish and meet marketing goals.

A non-licensed intern can also provide financial services such as banking products and loans. This requires simply a certification from State Farm upon completing online based training.

A property and casualty license is preferred for this position as licensed interns may solicit and sell insurance and financial services for a fee. However, the opportunity to become a licensed State Farm agent is possible through this unpaid internship.

Complete your request for consideration here:

Expires: 6/5/2017

​This Remote Sensing Analyst internship is a  full-time, paid opportunity in Santa Clara County for the summer. Dormatory  housing is available for selected interns for a fee. Hours will be 8am to 5pm.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Flight Operations: Set up camera system, download flight logs, download, back-up and catalog imagery.
  • Image processing: Select specific imagery, process imagery,
  • geo-reference imagery, analyze imagery, and sent out imagery.
  • General: Track and complete image orders. Communicate with customers.

Applicants should have working knowledge of GIS, image processing, and geo-registration software. ArcGIS, MapInfo, PCI, Globe Explorer, etc. Some knowledge of farming practices are also key. Must be 18 years or older and US citizen.

At least two interviews will be conducted to include a pre-interview by the WHCCD Internship Coordinator.

Apply here:

Agriculture-related Work Experience course co-enrollment may be required to participate in this internship.

Expires: 6/5/2017

Rabobank - Fresno, CA

  • Rabobank, N.A. has an exciting opportunity for a Summer Food & Ag Intern located in Fresno, CA! The Rabobank, N.A. internship program provides interns with valuable business and leadership experience while learning more about the financial services industry. The objective is to prepare college students for entry into financial services by providing a thorough understanding of various functions within Rabobank, N.A. Under moderate supervision, the intern will be required to learn theory and demonstrate practical application of attained knowledge. Responsibilities will include and are not limited to the following:
  • Learn how to use business systems, equipment, and software.
  • Understand and comply with confidentiality requirements.
  • Learn department and bank policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Understand ethics, compliance and business conduct issues pertaining to the banking industry.
  • Understand and demonstrate time management skills.
Specific duties may include:
  • Develop an entrepreneurial business mentality.
  • Learn how to apply marketing skills and tactics.
  • Develop and make presentations.
  • Increase knowledge of computer skills and technology.
  • Calculate income, review and analyze tax and bank statements.
  • Perform data entry, validation and analysis.
  • Update monthly management reports and analysis.
 Your Profile: Successful candidates will possess the following:
  • Student must be enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program.
  • Strong academic record in a business or technical-related degree program.
  • Ability to work scheduled hours specified for the entire internship program.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written communication skills and computer proficiency.
We Offer: Rabobank is committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding employees. We offer competitive salaries, bank wide cash bonus plans, generous benefits, and a supportive work environment with global career growth potential. Rabobank is an Equal Opporunity- Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested? For immediate consideration, please complete an on-line application here:
Transferring to a USC? Considering enrolling in a West Hills College Summer Work Experience Course to earn additional elective units while in an internship.
Expires: 5/26/2017

America's Kids in Motion seeking summer camp interns​

The Central Valley’s leading children’s activity center is seeking to hire six interns to work in the Day Camp program for the 2017 summer. Four of those interns will work at our Clovis Facility and two will work at our Yosemite/Oakhurst location.

General Responsibilities:

The internship is a seasonal position (28-30 hours per week mid June to mid-Aug.) that leads a different themed camp each week of summer. Interns will receive on-going training and the opportunity to learn from other professionals in the industry.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Take leadership and responsibility for their assigned camp.
  • Supervise and conduct pre planned activities such as swimming, gymnastics, crafts, lunch, snacks, walking fieldtrips, special presenters, indoor and outdoor games, water games, etc.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of their campers.
  • Provide a positive, engaging, energetic and overall FUN atmosphere for campers!


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have experience working with children.
  • Currently enrolled in college courses.
  • Interested in pursuing a career in Child Education or Athletics.
  • Ability to establish an effective working relationship with parents, employees and the general public.
  • A CPR/First Aid certification must be obtained prior to week one of camp.
  • Clearance of a Livescan background check prior to week one of camp.
  • Ability to work outdoors in the summer heat is a must!
  • Ability to maintain high energy levels five days per week for all 10 weeks!

Intern Benefits:

  • You will discover what it’s like working in the children’s education and athletic industry.
  • This program includes a variety of speakers and on-going training.
  • This is a paid internship. Compensation will be $11/hr. (There is an opportunity for a promotion half way through the summer to a Supervisor position at $15/hr.)
  • Interns will receive a letter of recommendation at the end of the program; depending on performance.
  • Chances to build relationships with other people in the industry.
  • Each intern will be assigned a mentor to help them through the program with weekly mentor meetings.
  • Possibility of furthering a career at our establishment.

Please visit our website and fill out our job application:

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $11.00 to $15.00 /hour

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Childcare/Working with Children: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • CPR/First Aid
Expires: 5/26/2017

​Certified Laboratories has internship opportunities

Certified Laboratories, Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the field of food analysis with a wide array of clients from small startups to national, well known food companies to the FDA.

Laboratory Interns will prepare incoming food samples, clean glassware and maintain the department equipment and work areas. Internship pays $12.50 an hour. Starts first week of June through middle of August, full time, 2pm to close.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with sample turnaround time goals as well as other key performance indicators
  • Prepare samples for sample analysis, data review and reduction
  • Provide data interpretations and opinion
  • Prepare all incoming samples for testing
  • Will work with a group of analysts and technicians to ensure quality data, timely results, and compliance to ISO 17025 and FDA standards
  • Maintain the department equipment and work areas.
  • Receive and track incoming packages and prepare outgoing packages
  • Verify and record calibration of the top load balance used to weigh samples

Requirements: Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or related sciences

Potential candidates send resume and cover letter to

Expires: 5/26/2017

Considering become an electrician? The Fresno area IBEW Local 100 apprenticeship program is currently accepting applications to test for the inside wireman apprenticeship.

Applications are accepted on Wednesdays ONLY from 9am-11:30am and from 1pm-4:30pm. You MUST apply in person at 5420 E. Hedges Fresno, CA 93727. Bring a high school diploma, an official (sealed) high school or college transcripts indicating you passed an algebra course with a C or better, and a valid drivers license, Veterans wishing to receive credit for their trianing and/or experience should bring a DD-214 indicating an honorable discharge.

For more information call 559-251-5174 or go to

The apprenticeship program requires electrical apprentices to complete a structured, nationally, federally, and state-approved curriculum. This consists of class work and paid, on-the-job training, leading to becoming journeymen wiremen.

The Inside Wireman installs and maintains all of the various types of electrical systems found in commercial and industrial facilities. Equipment used may include lighting, receptacles, motors, heating equipment, and systems that control the operation of all of a facility's energy usage.

The Inside Wireman installs conduit systems that contain the wire from the motor control centers or panelboards to all of the equipment that uses electricity. Those conduits may contain power cables or control cables. Many of the conduit systems are exposed and must be installed to exacting standards using neat and workmanlike craftsmanship.

The work of an Inside Wireman can vary. One day the Inside Wireman could be installing a Fire Alarm System or Security System in a high rise building and the next day he or she could be installing conduit in a ditch on the outside of the building. Inside Wiremen also install electrical systems in industrial facilities such as chemical plants, power plants, chip manufacturing facilities and automobile plants. Each type of installation has specific electrical needs and systems to support those needs. While there are many tasks associated with the Inside Wireman classification, the apprenticeship training provides all of the knowledge necessary.


Expires: 5/26/2017

Various telecommute internship openings with The Borgen Project, an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. Go to: to apply.


Transferring to a USC? Considering enrolling in a West Hills College Summer Work Experience Course to earn additional elective units while in an internship.

Expires: 5/26/2017

Full time internship opportunities for the Fall 2017 season have an application deadline of June 9, 2017. These fifteen week paid internships start August 24 and complete on December 9. They include round-trip airfare, housing arrangements or assistance, and a weekly stipend as well as many professional development, networking, and cultural activities. Most are with federal government agencies and corporations and are available for all majors. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be eligible to work by law in the US.

To apply, go directly online to

Expires: 5/26/2017
Be sure to check back regularly as new internship opportunities are regularly being added.


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