Looking for an Internship?
You can find and internship multiple ways:
- Check out the UCLA Career Center Database
- State and National Internships: UC Center Sacramento and UCLA CAPPP Quarter in Washington D.C.
- Research-focused positions: Check out the UCLA Undergraduate Research Portal. NOTE: Research positions based at off-campus organizations *may* be eligible for 195CE credit but must meet 195CE requirements for supervision and mentorship. On-campus research positions are *not* eligible for 195CE credit; for on-campus positions, consult the Undergraduate Research Centers about credit options.
- Online Resources: Idealist.org; internship programs.com; Internships.com; losangelesinternships.com
- Department & Personal contacts
The Department of Labor and State of California
require students who intern at a for-profit company to either be paid or receive academic credit for the internship. International students attending UCLA on an F-1 or J-1 visa must consult the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars about protocols for
Curricular Practical Training (F-1) or
Academic Training (J-1) authorization (both CPT and AT require enrollment in a course in conjunction with paid AND unpaid internships).
If your company requires Verification of Academic Credit, click HERE
for instructions. NOTE: Students are required to find and secure their own internships before scheduling their first intake appointment with an intake coordinator at the Center for Community Learning. To be eligible for 195CE credit, internships must involve challenging college-level work and must take place at a supervised professional off-campus workplace (no telecommuting or home offices). Internships may be paid or unpaid, but positions that would be classified strictly as part-time or full-time jobs by the Department of Labor (including most retail and commission-based sales positions) are NOT eligible for credit.