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Otis College strongly encourages all students to complete multiple internships prior to graduation, and should consider starting internships by the summer after their sophomore year. Internship experience is crucial for professional preparation.

To search and apply for internship opportunities, please visit Handshake. If you need further assistance, please make an appointment with one of our Career Counselors through Hanshake or by or emailing us at

Internship Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete an internship at Otis will be able to:

  • Apply classroom skills and techniques to their professional experiences.
  • Prepare appropriate written materials such as cover letter, resumes and/or promo sheets.
  • Develop professional portfolios, websites, and/or reels.
  • Cultivate relationships and network with others in their chosen field.
  • Execute company/organization research, job search strategies, such as informational interviews, the one-minute pitch, and interviewing skills to help them distinguish themselves and compete in the professional marketplace.
  • Develop interpersonal skills necessary for successful self-advocacy and negotiation.
  • Engage subject matter that expands on the curriculum at Otis.
  • Evaluate their professional experience, determine appropriate areas for growth and reflect on aspirations and future goals.

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Location: Ahmanson 207
Phone: (424) 207-2490