The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Career Development Center hosts an annual internship essay contest and this year marked the centers 38th annual event. CSULB students enter the contest by writing an essay about their internship experience. The contest awards winners in the categories of College of the Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Every summer the Arts Council for Long Beach hosts interns through the LA County Department of Arts and Culture and the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship. Last summer the Arts Council hosted four interns. Vivian Chang was the Arts Council’s Curatorial Intern through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Progam. Vivian worked on many projects over the summer from helping with the installation of the Professional Artist Fellowship Exhibition at the new Billie Jean King Main Library to the Port of Long Beach PHOTO Program. Vivian submitted an essay about her experience as an Arts Council for Long Beach intern and the essay was selected as the winner in the College of the Arts Category for the Career Development Center’s Essay Contest.

Listen to an excerpt read by Vivian’s counselor at the reception honoring the awardees.