Welcome to CIWEA

The California Internship & Work Experience Association, founded in 1974, is California's leading professional association of educators and employers dedicated to supporting college-level internship and work experience programs in two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.

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Grow professionally and become a member of CIWEA.   See the many benefits CIWEA membership offers. Join or Renew Today!

2014-2015 Membership Form


The next CIWEA Professional Development Conference will be held in Spring 2015 in Northern California.



Before my internship, I had virtually no idea of how films were made in the industry or how a production company ran.  My experience at Participant encouraged me to think that I may want to work at a production company myself one day, or even start one.

— Naivasha D.
Loyola-Marymount University