New Regional Internship Portal Announced: “The Internship is the New Interview”


By Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat

(Photo above: Lance Linares,  CEO of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, gives an overview of the new Monterey Bay Internship Portal. Left to right: Linares; Dr. Laurel Jones, President of Cabrillo College; Casey Beyer, Executive Director of Santa Cruz County Business Council; Bud Colligan, Co-chair of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership; Matt Weis, Program Coordinator at Work Based Learning; Barbara Silverthorne, Director of UCSC’s Career Center)

October 22, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA

New one-stop shopping regional internship portal is a partnership between Monterey Bay philanthropy, education, and business.

The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County has contributed $30K to kick off the Monterey Bay Internship Portal, a new website that will allow college students to search and find internships in the Monterey Bay region, and enable businesses and public sector agencies to post openings and find local candidates. The portal’s services will be free on both sides.

Project partners are:

  • Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz County Business Council
  • Cabrillo College
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP)