Internships

How do I find an internship? student and faculty memberIf you’re looking for an off-campus internship:

  • Check out the postings on the Internship and Career Center’s website and the Undergraduate Research Center's website.
  • Attend Internship and Career Fairs. The schedule for campus fairs is here.
  • Not all off-campus internships are posted on the ICC website. Check individual company/organization websites for information on their internship programs. Don’t be afraid to call or e-mail for more information, even if you’re not sure that the company/organization offers internships.
  • Consider meeting with an advisor at the Undergraduate Research Center.
  • Apply for internships you are interested in, even if you’re not sure you’ll be considered.
  • If you need/want to receive academic credit for your internship (as 192/199 units), contact your advisor as soon as you obtain the internship.

If you’re looking for an on-campus internship:


Try these campus resources for internships:


Will my internship be paid?

Maybe. Most off-campus internships are paid. Most on-campus internships are unpaid. There are many exceptions.


Can I get paid and get units for my internship?

Yes, as long as your faculty sponsor agrees.


How many units of internship/research can I receive?

For every one unit of internship/research you register for you will need to complete 30 hours of internship work during the quarter/summer session. There are limitations on the number of internship/research units you can receive. Please review the limitations for your college. CAES unit credit limitations can be found here.


My major requires internship/practicum units. How do I know if my internship will fulfill those requirements?

E-mail a description of your internship to your advisor for their approval.


Do I need to get transcript notation? What is transcript notation?

The Department of Plant Sciences does not require that you receive transcript notation for your internship, but it may be beneficial to have your internships noted on your official transcript. Learn more about transcript notation here.