Center for Community Learning

Internship Courses
The Center for Community Learning provides students with the opportunity to earn academic credit for an internship by enrolling in a 195CE Internship Course (open to juniors and seniors). NOTE: Enrollment for Summer 2018 is available May 7-June 14 and June 25-July 6---OR UNTIL COURSES FILL. Note that Summer 195CE courses are ONLY offered during the 10-week Summer Session A (June 25-August 31). The following courses will be offered and are open to students in any major with an internship in any field: History, International & Area Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. No 195CE courses are offered during Session C.

» Looking for an Internship?
» Enrollment Deadlines
» Courses Offered
» How to Enroll
» 195 CE Eligibility & Requirements

Looking for an Internship?

You can find and internship multiple ways:
  1. Check out the UCLA Career Center Database
  2. State and National Internships: UC Center Sacramento and UCLA CAPPP Quarter in Washington D.C.
  3. 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.
  4. Online Resources:; internship;;
  5. 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.

Enrollment Deadlines

Internship courses are offered every quarter on a first-come, first-served basis, including the 10-week Summer Session A. New students can schedule intake appointments STARTING Week 8 of the quarter preceding the internship or during Weeks 0-2. NOTE: The deadline to enroll is FRIDAY OF WEEK 2.

Fall 2017Fri, 10/06/2017
Winter 2018Fri, 01/19/2018
Spring 2018Fri, 04/13/2018
*Summer 2018Fri, 07/06/2018

* NOTE: All standard tuition fees apply for Summer Quarter internship units. Consult UCLA Summer Sessions for specific enrollment fees.

Courses Offered

All 195CE internship courses share the following learning outcomes:

Students enrolled in 195CE independent study courses will have the opportunity to:
  • Define and apply the following core concepts: civic engagement, social responsibility, and experiential learning;
  • Apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address situations and challenges that arise in 21st-century work environments;
  • Develop and execute a research paper integrating analysis inspired by experiential learning (i.e. an internship) with knowledge gained from an academic discipline;
  • Explore how off-campus work experience contributes to an undergraduate’s intellectual, personal, and professional development and informs future career choices.

Click on the course title below to review syllabus.
NOTE: Please DO NOT email coordinators directly regarding intake appointments for enrollment.

195 CE CoursesUnitsGradingRestrictions Coordinator(s)
English 4Letter Grade or Pass/No PassOpen to all Majors/Minors Jonathan Banfill and Daniel Williford
History4Letter Grade or Pass/No PassOpen to all Majors/MinorsAraceli Centanino
International & Area Studies4Letter Grade or Pass/No PassOpen to all Majors/MinorsBilly Geibel
Political Science4Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Open to all Majors/Minors Kenton Card and Terra Graziani
Sociology4Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Open to all Majors/Minors Teruko Mitsuhara
Society & Genetics*4Letter GradeOpen to all Majors/Minors Clara Hanson
Anthropology 4Letter Grade or Pass/No PassRestricted to Anthro Majors/Minors Emily Lucitt
Civic Engagement4Letter Grade Restricted to students in Civic Engagement Minor and Astin ScholarsEvelyn Larios
Disability Studies4 Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Restricted to students in Disability Studies MinorBryan Thornton
Food Studies4 Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Restricted to students in Food Studies MinorElise Wallis

*Soc Gen 195CE is open to all majors/minors but is best suited for students with a background in the life sciences and/or prior coursework in the social sciences focused on the human body. Internships may be in any field but students must be able to explore connections between human biology and society. Review the syllabus for more information about course goals and expectations.

How to Enroll

Enrollment in a 195CE internship course is via a course contract and CANNOT be completed through MyUCLA.
  • Call (310) 825-7867, email Center for Community Learning or visit us at A265 Murphy Hall to schedule a meeting with a coordinator.
  • Be prepared to provide the following information during your intake: 1) name and location of your internship site; 2) name and email address of your supervisor at the internship; 3) description of internship duties from the organization (such as an offer letter or ad for the position). NOTE: A Center for Community Learning Coordinator must approve the internship site before you will be provided with instructions for generating your course contract.
  • Create your course contract and obtain the signature of your internship site supervisor on the contract course form.
  • Submit completed contract course form to the front desk in A265 Murphy. Your coordinator will deliver it to the department for enrollment processing.
  • Space is limited. Submit a completed course contract form as soon as possible and no later than Friday of Week 2 to your 195CE internship course coordinator.

195CE Internship Courses

  • Junior or Senior status (completed 90 or more units) - NOTE: This restriction is in accordance with UCLA’s policy for contract courses numbered 195 and above. Students with fewer than 90 units should consult their home department about options for earning lower-division credit.
  • Good academic standing (at least 3.0 GPA)
  • Secure off-campus internship for 8-10 hours per week with a corporation, non-profit organization or government agency
  • Internships may be paid or unpaid

Course Requirements
  • Attend biweekly meetings with a coordinator at the Center for Community Learning
  • Complete 8 weekly journals/writing assignments
  • Submit 8-10 page final research paper
  • Log a minimum of 80 hours of work at internship site on a timesheet