Internships and Community Service

The Office of Internship and Community Service is eager to meet with you to discuss how this unique approach to gaining experience and serving yourself to the community will help you devise an individual plan. Unlike large institutions, this department serves our students through one-on-one counseling to help identify your field of interest, skills, and ability.  We take time to help our students identify how to achieve their objectives that complement their academic goals and interests.  Our office can then place you into our many established programs.

Why should I do an Internship or Community Service program?

  • Uncertain about your future and want to explore various fields?
  • Looking for a way to integrate classroom learning with practical experience?
  • Are you exploring concentrations or courses and wondering how your choices will influence your career path or graduate school?
  • Do you have adequate skills and experience to apply for a job after graduation?
  • How can you stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate school?
  • Develop skills that will help with your future job search or graduate school plans.


Here are some of our offered programs:

  • Acting Academy for Kids
  • Aliso Niguel High School
  • Aliso Viejo Community Foundation
  • Aliso Viejo Country Club
  • APAIT HR
  • Assembly Member Bill Brough
  • Boys & Girls Club 
  • Canyon Vista Elementary School
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Children's Bureau
  • City of Aliso Viejo
  • Community Roots Academy
  • Corbin Center
  • CSP - Community Services Program
  • Diane Harkey B.O.E.
  • Don Juan Avila Elementary
  • EC Solutions
  • Elite OC      
  • Evan Chaffee PR
  • Flourish Foods  
  • Girls Inc.
  • International Orphan Care
  • Journey School - Eco Literacy
  • Laguna Canyon Foundation - Social Media & Restoration/Nursery
  • Laguna Niguel Botanical
  • Laguna Niguel Elementary  
  • Lisa Bartlet B.O.E 
  • Makana Candle             
  • Miracles for Families 
  • Mission Viejo Library   
  • My Hero Project 
  • Newport Bay Conservancy
  • Nokes & Nokes Law
  • OC Food Bank   
  • R. Star Foundation 
  • Red Cross        
  • RH Dana ENF
  • Ros Chun Councilman
  • Senator Pat Bates
  • Serrano Animal & Bird Hospital 
  • South County Republican HQ  
  • VCA Arroyo  
  • Wagner Social Media    
  • Wood Canyon Elementary
  • Yankee Leisure Marketing

Whether you’re wondering how to begin exploring and thinking about how to fine tune your skills for graduate school or entering the job market, seeking advice and engaging with an internship or community service program will be very important. If you are undecided about what might be a good fit for you as you prepare for your future, we are here for you!

There is a tremendous emphasis on having experience through internships in today’s complex and demanding global society. Today’s students drive the demands that companies and graduate schools are looking for. Would you hire someone that did not have any work experience? Academics are highly emphasized and in this global economy is a standard so what sets you apart from the others? Will you be prepared for the real world when you graduate? Don’t let your time as an undergraduate go by without gaining much needed skill, experience and ability to compete globally!

Visit the Office of Internships and Community Service to make an appointment with Andy Marcos to discuss your questions, concerns and start creating your own individualized plan.

To schedule an appointment,  click here.


Additional Resources:

http://www.idealist.org/

http://www.internships.com/student

http://www.internshipprograms.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/

www.indeed.com

http://www.simplyhired.com/

https://www.looksharp.com/

https://www.iesabroad.org/  (Study Abroad)


photo of Andy Marcos

Andy Marcos
Manager of Community Services/Internships

Email: marcos@soka.edu
Phone number: (949) 480-4140
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Ikeda Library, 3rd Fl, 305

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