Mesa Journeys



work experience

internship coaching & support


Get assistance in finding and securing an internship with one of Mesa's Internship Coordinators! From internships, volunteer opportunities, Work-Based Learning, and more, we are here to help! Students and alumni can meet 1:1 with a Mesa Internship Coordinator to match your career goals, skills, and interests with workforce training opportunities. 

Mesa College Internship Coordinators
Pavel Consuegra image Carole Thompson Image
Pavel Consuegra Carole Thompson

To request an appointment with a Mesa Internship Coordinator, follow these steps:

  1. Log into our SDCCD Handshake Job Board (see additional details below)
  2. Go to the “Career Center” drop down menu located at the top right-hand of your profile
  3. Click on “Appointments”
  4. Click on “Schedule A New Appointment”, select “Mesa Campus” with the topic of “Internship Coaching (Internship Coordinator)-Mesa College”.

Learn more about scheduling appointments in Handshake.

Ready. Set. Get Hired!

handshake job board - search, connect, & Apply

Make money, gain skills, and build your resume. Join our SDCCD district-wide student & alumni online job board, Handshake, as a free one-stop-shop to search for jobs, internship, and workforce training opportunities. Follow these steps to activate your SDCCD Handshake Job Board Account.
  1. Use your email linked to your MySDCCD Portal to create your account at
  2. Complete your profile to search for jobs & internships based on major, interests, & more.
  3. Connect with employers, get job alerts, & apply with a few clicks. GET HIRED!

Need Help to Activate your Account? Please contact the Mesa Career Center at 619-800-3556 for assistance with activating your Handshake student account, job searching, and applying for positions!

Work experience employer database

Check out the list of employers that have supervised Mesa College Work Experience students for jobs, internships, or volunteer positions in previous semesters. 


INTERNSHIP preparation Tools

career peer ambassadors

Career Peer Ambassadors are campus student leaders who are trained to facilitate students through career development and resources. Career Peers guide Mesa students through their career journeys by providing peer-to-peer coaching sessions on job searching, résumé writing, cover letter writing, and interview preparation, as well as other career readiness resources. Appointments are conducted in-person, over the phone, on zoom, or via email to accomodate busy schedules. 

Schedule an appointment with a Mesa Career Peer at (619) 388-2777 or

Career Peers

free professional clothing - The stand

If you are preparing for employment opportunities and in need of FREE professional clothing, please stop by The Stand. Always dress for success! 

The Stand is located in K105-K106. FREE food and professional clothing is offered to all students. For more information on The Stands on-going services, click here.

The Stand


View the "Internship Resource Handbook" to learn more about internships such as the benefits of obtaining an internship, the different types of internships available, and other resources.