Internships & Fellowships

Internship & Fellowship Programs at FCC

Fresno City College offers internships and fellowships through various employers, as well as college-led programs. Apply to one of our internship programs or directly to internships from our partners below. 

Learning-Aligned Employment

LAEP students work in nonprofits, for-profit businesses, schools, and at FCC in positions that relate to their area of study. 

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Fresno City College Corps

Fellows serve 450 hours with community organizations in the areas of education, food insecurity, & climate action. Stipend is $10,000.  

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Beyond Basic Needs Internships

Beyond Basic Needs interns work in community-based organizations. To participate in these internships, please complete the LAEP application. 

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Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)

Learning-Aligned Employment Program logoLAEP allows an eligible student to work either on campus at Fresno City College or at an off-campus employer in an educationally beneficial position related to the student’s area of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives. It is a financial aid program that is awarded to eligible students as part of their financial aid award package.

Student Application

Eligible students must meet all the following criteria:

  • At least half-time enrollment 
  • California resident classification
  • Satisfactory academic progress in a program leading to a degree or certificate
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Eligibility to work in the United States

Eligible students must also be from an "underrepresented background" including:

  • first generation college students*
  • students who are current or former foster youth*
  • unhoused students or those at risk of becoming homeless*
  • low-income students
  • students with disabilities
  • displaced workers
  • students with dependent children
  • formerly incarcerated / justice system impacted students
  • undocumented students with work authorization
  • AB 540 students
  • students who are veterans

*Priority given to these populations. Further priority will be given to eligible students majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline.

Student Application

Per California Education Code Section 69952, the following entities are eligible to participate in the LAEP and host a LAEP student. All entities must be nonsectarian, nonpolitical organizations 

  • Public colleges - Fresno City College or another public postsecondary educational institution whose opportunities provide students with direct opportunities to participate in research

  • Public schools operated by a school district, county superintendent of schools, the Department of the Youth Authority, or the Department of Education.

  • Nonprofit and for-profit organizations or corporations licensed to conduct business in California.

LAEP funds cover a certain percentage of a student’s compensation dependent on employer type:

  • Public colleges - (100% LAEP)

  • Public schools & Nonprofit organizations - (90% LAEP, 10% org)

  • For-profit business - (50% LAEP, 50% business)

*All employers are responsible for paying fringe benefits and sick pay

How to become a LAEP Employer:

  • Step 1 - Determine your eligibility using the information above.
  • Step 2 - Complete an Employer Interest Form.
  • Step 3 - Complete an Employer Agreement Packet and job description. Provide a Certificate of Insurance and W-9 (FCC positions are exempt).
  • Step 4 - If approved, work with LAEP Coordinator to post position(s) through designated job posting sites including JobSpeaker.
  • Step 5 - Recruit, hire, and onboard LAEP students.
  • Step 6 - Pay LAEP students and submit invoice and reimbursement time sheet to Fresno City College for reimbursement.  

Employer Interest Form

Fresno City College Corps

Californians For All College Corps logo

Fresno City College is part of #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, a statewide paid service program which provides meaningful work to college students, helping them graduate on time and with less debt while benefiting their local community. Students will receive up to $10,000 for serving their community.

Student Interest Form

Fresno City College is part of #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, a statewide paid service program which provides meaningful work to college students, helping them graduate on time and with less debt while benefiting their local community. Students will receive up to $10,000 for serving their community.

Fresno City College Corps Fellows are tackling the biggest issues facing our state: tutoring/mentoring low-income students, distributing meals to those facing food insecurity and taking climate action. This program is open to AB 540 CA Dream Act Students, ensuring that at participating campuses any California college students has a chance to earn money while they serve their community. The program aims to achieve three goals:

  • Create a generation of civic-minded leaders with the ability to bridge divides and solve problems.
  • Help low income students graduate college on time and with less debt.
  • Address societal challenges and help build more equitable communities across California.

We are currently accepting applications of interest.

What We’re Looking For

  • Passion for working in partnership with communities to make positive change;
  • Flexibility to work in different areas and adapt to changing circumstances;
  • Growth mindset and eagerness to try new things and explore new ideas;
  • Interest in connecting with and learning from other students and partners across the state;
  • Willingness to be an ambassador for the Fellowship on campus and beyond;
  • Interest in developing as a leader on your campus and in the community;
  • Ability to commit to serving 450 hours over th course of the entire academic year - averaging 10-15 hours per week. 

When Will You Serve?

  • Service will take place between August 1, 2024 - May 17, 2025, with some pre-service events taking place during summer 2024
  • Fellows must commit to serving for the full academic year 

What You’ll Do
Fellows will work with local community benefit organizations in the areas of education, food insecurity, and climate action, in order to build healthier and more equitable communities across California. 

What You’ll Gain

  • A living allowance paid monthly throughout the service term, plus an Education Award earned upon completion of 450 service hours. Total financial benefit up to $10,000.
  • Academic credit through participation in a course 
  • A real-world job experience and skills to add to your resume
  • Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities
  • Connections with Fellows across the state via a virtual community platform and in-person regional events
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment in working toward a common purpose alongside young leaders from across the state.

Where You’ll Serve
Fresno City College Corps offers service positions in local nonprofits and municipal agencies within the greater Fresno area, including some positions in outlying communities.

Applications for 2024-25 Fellows will open soon!

Eligibility Requirements

In order for a student to participate as a Fresno City College Fellow, they must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent (i.e., GED) by the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Enrolled full-time, undergraduate student attending Fresno City College or Fresno State for both fall 2024 and spring 2025
  • Currently be in good academic standing and remain so throughout the academic year; minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Commit to actively participate in the program and to maintain full-time enrollment status for the entire academic year—August 12, 2024 – May 16, 2025
  • Not planning to participate in a semester off-campus (ex. Study Abroad) during the upcoming academic year
  • Availability to complete 10-15 hours per week

This Fellowship is designed to target low- to moderate-income students. Students selected to join the Fellowship should therefore meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant
  • Qualifies for a State Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship
  • Needs to work at least part time and/or borrow student loans to meet their educational costs
  • Has an unmet need of $10,000
  • Is AB-540 Eligible
    • Must have a completed & submitted California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for 2024-2025 academic year
    • Must be an active recipient of a Cal Grant B Award for the 2024-2025 academic year OR be an active recipient of a Cal Grant A Award who is also Cal Grant B eligible, by the start of the program

Student Interest Form

Beyond Basic Needs Internships

Student Internship Programs logoBeyond Basic Needs allows students to intern on campus at Fresno City College or at an off-campus employer in an educationally beneficial position. By completing an application for LAEP, students are automatically considered for this internship funding.

Student Application

What is an internship?

It can be extremely beneficial for students to complete a work-experience in their major to gain information about jobs they may seek after graduation. Each type of work experience is different. 

Supervised, structured learning experience in a professional setting that allows a student to gain valuable work experience in their chosen field of study. Internships require a minimum of 120 hours (typically, at least 10 hours per week during the fall and spring and either part-time or full-time during the summer). They can be paid or un-paid.

Short-term professional learning experience. But instead of completing job tasks, externs shadow professionals to learn more about the field. Externship tend to function less formally than internships.


A funded, short-term opportunity, that can last from a few weeks to a few years. It can be focused on professional, academic and/or personal development. Fellowships are sponsored by a specific association, organization, institution, or government which sets the eligibility requirements.

* Paid fellowships can be available to all students, including DREAMers, AB 540 students, and undocumented students.

It is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences. Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognized qualification.

Internship Opportunities

Checkout these paid and unpaid internships. See the opportunities below. Visit "jobspeaker" to find more internships and employment opportunities.

Career Nexus", a unique and comprehensive career ecosystem comprised of employers, young adult interns, education and support partners. . . . . The program is designed to support the high-demand employment needs in the greater Fresno region while developing a next-generation workforce that is prepared, diverse, and inspired to succeed. Operating under Fresno’s Community Values, Career Nexus aims to connect and align efforts to foster diverse talent and industries for an inclusive economic impact.”

Career Nexus is currently recruiting for two (possibly three) paid “Engineer Aide” positions with the City of Fresno. These internships will;

  • start off by teaching soft skills and financial literacy prior to starting the internship.
  • pay is $17 - $19 an hour.
  • offer full or part-time hours. One will have the opportunity to work a maximum of 2000 hours or less in this position.
  • work around college schedules if possible.
  • train in the skills and duties needed to perform the internship.
  • provide excellent on the job experience for one’s resume and become qualified for future employment opportunities.

 Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with various general engineering functions including design, special projects and/or traffic operations.
  • Receives training on and operates and maintains mechanical and/or light equipment and/or uses various hand tools at City facilities.
  • Assists in the compilation and interpretation of statistical and other types of information.
  • Assists customers at reception desks and/or public counters.
  • Responds to customer service calls to assess needs and de-escalate complaints.
  • Conducts surveys over the phone or in the field.
  • Utilizing GIS desktop tools, assists with development, updates, and publishing of mapping applications, and maps, performs data collection and analysis, or assists with the writing and maintaining of reports and programing of database reports, forms and queries.

Apply for Engineer Aide Position. Career Nexus will get back to you within 48 hours with additional information on going forward.

More information contact Mary Beth Wynn at the Career & Employment Center at 559.442.8294 or email 


Here is a great opportunity for students interested in medicine, specifically targeting those looking to become doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. You will document patient care and learn about emergency medicine while working alongside the providers in the emergency department at St. Agnes. It is a part-time, 2 year commitment and always accommodating to school schedules.

The Emergency Department SCRIBE program at Saint Agnes Medical Center offers the best PAID clinical experience in the Central Valley!

Application Period - March 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024 by midnight!

To apply, go to

For more details, visit or contact



We offer PAID summer internships that can lead into a full-time job offer waiting for you post-grad!

Our internships are great for those who are interested in a full-time career one year after completing the internship (around Summer 2025).

Team culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion continues to be at the forefront of our company culture. There is lots of room for upward mobility and growth.  About 65% of our district and group leaders were campus hires themselves!

Internship Opportunities:

Store Executive intern (Store Leadership Intern) Fresno –

Store Assets Protection intern (Store AP Leadership Intern) Fresno -

For information and to apply, click on job titles.

Eye-Q 2024 Summer Internship Program - Paid clinical and non-clinical internship opportunities!


Career Readiness Internship for college students - Gain hands-on experience in your field of study. Looking to fill and IT, Business and two clinical's positions. 

Internships start June 17, 2024 and go thru August 2, 2024 

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2024. 

To apply: Email your *application, resume, and transcripts to

*Application can be emailed to you. Contact Mary Beth Wynn at or call 559-442-8294. 

For more information about the program, contact:

Gisell Hernandez, Intern Champion & Marketing Assistant, at or call 559-256-8524.