Internship and volunteer fair coming Oct. 23

Western Today staff

Internships are a great way for students to develop their professional skills and contribute to the community. Students who are looking to gain work experience, build their resumes and develop their professional network may attend the Community Internship Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Students will be able to meet with more than 55 social services organizations, government agencies and non-profits to discuss full- and part-time internships.

Organized and sponsored by the Career Services Center, this is the largest campus event dedicated to providing information about internship and volunteer opportunities in social justice, community service, environment, arts and government. Participating employers are seeking students from a broad array of majors including liberal arts, business, science, technology and more for full- and part- time internships. These internships offer a great opportunity for students to gain professional skills while also making a meaningful contribution to the community.

Participating organizations include Allied Arts, North Cascades Institute, Arc of Whatcom County, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Student Conservation Association, and many more.

To help students make the best impression, students can have their resumes reviewed by calling 360-650-3240 to make an appointment or they can sign up for a resume clinic scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21.

To find out more about the organizations participating in the Community Internship & Volunteer Fair or to sign up for the resume clinic, visit the Career Services Center website at, call 360-650-3240, or stop by Old Main Room 280.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:12am