While internships are strongly encouraged they are not required for most students to complete their program of study.  As a result, options for students to receive credit are limited. Regardless of whether or not a student receives credit, all employers are encouraged to pay interns at least current minimum wage.

Explore Credit Options

  • School of Education
    The Major in Education Sciences requires 40 hours of practicum that may be satisfied through a research experience in a faculty member’s lab or a field experience in an educational setting designed for PreK-12 students, college-level students, or adult learners.

    The Minor in Educational Studies requires 40 hours of verifiable paid or volunteer field experience in an educational settings designed for PreK-12 students, college-level students, or adult learners.

    To be included in the Catalog of Recommended Outside Fieldwork Sites email educadvising@uci.edu.

  • School of Physical Sciences

    Employers hosting students participating in the Chemistry Field Studies Program or Earth Systems Science Field Study Program provide a learning environment where students can assess their skills, values and interests and understand how they relate to a specific career path. Supervisors will need to provide supervision, regular feedback, and mentoring. Students are expected to be professional, engaged, inquisitive and ready to learn and contribute.

    Complete an interest form:

  • Programs in Public Health

    Undergraduate- Public Health Practicum is an 8-unit required course for those majoring in Public Health Policy or Public Health Science. The course allows students to gain hands-on experience through an approved site at an organization in the field of public health. Practicum requires that each student interview and select a site through the online catalog of approved Public Health sites. The catalog includes sites that have agreed to accept, train and supervise Public Health students in the ongoing activities of the organization. Students must choose a placement site listed only in the practicum catalog. All students are required to dedicate 100 hours for the practicum quarter (10 hrs a week).

    Email phpracticum@uci.edu to inquire about participation.

  • School of Social Ecology

    Our faculty has developed the field study requirement of our undergraduate degree program to engage students in rigorous, innovative, thoughtful and engaged learning through active participation in our community. Field study provides students with the opportunity to examine social problems; evaluate the merit of ideas presented in the classroom; and educates students in conducting naturalistic scholarly observations and investigations.

    Agencies such as yours provide a learning environment where students actively engage in the day-to-day operations of the site while they are conducting a scholarly inquiry related to their placement. Supervisors provide 1:1 supervision, feedback and mentoring. The role of the student at most placement sites is that of a participant observer but they are expected to be professional, engaged, inquisitive, and ready to learn and contribute. We ask that agencies commit to being a site for a minimum of two academic years.

  • School of Social Sciences
    Thank you for your interest in providing internship opportunities for our students through our academic internship program. Our program seeks to provide students with internships experiences that will incorporate experiential learning with knowledge and theory acquired in the classroom.

    Internships are more likely to be approved if the internship is a student-focused learning experience. Student’s duties or responsibilities must be (80%) professional or para-professional. Each internship site will have a maximum amount of students they can host for academic credit and you will not be able to exceed that number. Remote internships and internships outside of the LA or Orange County Area will not be approved for academic credit.

  • Division of Continuing Education

    The DCE Internship Program within the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is designed to complement the curriculum of DCE Accelerated Certificate Programs (ACPs) with a ten-week unpaid internship experience, providing our international adult learners with practical real-world work experience.

    Tap into the diverse international talent emerging from the DCE Internship Program and recruit an intern today.

  • Claire Trevor School of the Arts

    Independent Study: In all cases, students are earning credit for the assignments they complete related to their internship experience.  Not for the actual internship itself. Independent Study may be an option for students whose school does not have a structured field study or internship class in place.  To participate in Independent Study a student has to identify a faculty member who will support their internship by being the faculty of record. Each faculty member will determine what, if anything is needed from the internship host and what homework is required to receive credit.  As an intern host, there is nothing you can do in advance.

    Students from this school should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

  • School of Humanities

    Independent Study: In all cases, students are earning credit for the assignments they complete related to their internship experience.  Not for the actual internship itself. Independent Study may be an option for students whose school does not have a structured field study or internship class in place.  To participate in Independent Study a student has to identify a faculty member who will support their internship by being the faculty of record. Each faculty member will determine what, if anything is needed from the internship host and what homework is required to receive credit.  As an intern host, there is nothing you can do in advance.

    Students from this school should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

  • Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences

    Independent Study: In all cases, students are earning credit for the assignments they complete related to their internship experience.  Not for the actual internship itself. Independent Study may be an option for students whose school does not have a structured field study or internship class in place.  To participate in Independent Study a student has to identify a faculty member who will support their internship by being the faculty of record. Each faculty member will determine what, if anything is needed from the internship host and what homework is required to receive credit.  As an intern host, there is nothing you can do in advance.

    Students from this school should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

  • Henry Samueli School of Engineering

    Independent Study: In all cases, students are earning credit for the assignments they complete related to their internship experience.  Not for the actual internship itself. Independent Study may be an option for students whose school does not have a structured field study or internship class in place.  To participate in Independent Study a student has to identify a faculty member who will support their internship by being the faculty of record. Each faculty member will determine what, if anything is needed from the internship host and what homework is required to receive credit.  As an intern host, there is nothing you can do in advance.

    Students from this school should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Independent Study: In all cases, students are earning credit for the assignments they complete related to their internship experience.  Not for the actual internship itself. Independent Study may be an option for students whose school does not have a structured field study or internship class in place.  To participate in Independent Study a student has to identify a faculty member who will support their internship by being the faculty of record. Each faculty member will determine what, if anything is needed from the internship host and what homework is required to receive credit.  As an intern host, there is nothing you can do in advance.

    Students from this school should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

If a school or program is not listed, they are not offering credit in any form to their students.