Sonoma State University's annual Service and Internship Fair will bring over 60 nonprofit and government organizations to recruit students on Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Salazar Plaza. The fair provides community organizations the opportunity to get students involved with their work and gives students a chance to explore for meaningful internships and community service groups with a chance of employment after graduation.
Last year’s fair drew its biggest crowd ever with over 1,000 students, faculty and staff attending. Merith Weisman, coordinator of Sonoma State’s Center for Community Engagement and organizer of the event hopes to see that trend continue and encourages students from all majors to attend. “The fair is especially important for incoming freshmen because it gives them the chance to connect with the local community,” says Weisman. “Students who attend will discover organizations they might not have known about and find out how they might align with their particular ambitions and beliefs. The fair is here to make that initial connection.”
Community groups like the American Red Cross, Sonoma County Regional Parks, KRCB North Bay Public Media and many others will be on hand to recruit students for volunteer work and internships. Many academic classes and programs at Sonoma State require volunteer hours or internship credits.
Students can register for internship credits as late as September 19 for the fall semester, though some departments may have earlier deadlines. For more information about the Service and Internship Fair, visit the Center for Community Engagement.