Fields of Study: Engineering, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences
The academic component of this program is a combination of the full-time (35-40 hours per week) internship and an integrated course that culminates in a written paper.
Internship Placement Examples
Your internship placement may be at an innovative start-up, a global or multinational company, or a nonprofit organization. You can choose from a variety of industry sectors, including:
- Communications: Advertising, publishing, marketing, public relations, design, or media
- Life sciences: Biotech, environmental sciences, or medical engineering
- Technology: Software, hardware, finance tech, mobile apps, or e-commerce
- Business: Information technology, finance, financial services, accounting, or consulting
- Community development: Economic planning, NGOs, microfinance, public health, social entrepreneurship, or social work
Internship Placement Limitations
- Education: limited due to the Ministry of Education’s stringent training requirements and schools being on vacation during the summer.
- Physics: internships in the field of physics are not possible.
- Political Science: internships with political organizations are not possible; political science majors may not be able to secure a visa to participate and are encouraged to consider another program.
- Psychology: opportunities are competitive since most companies require longer time commitments; traditional research placements and consumer research placements at marketing organizations may be possible.
Unique study opportunities
- Acquire workplace skills while living in a prosperous economy and city that embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism.
- Take part in professional workshops to gain international business, networking, and interviewing skills.
- Develop effective intercultural skills through a personal development plan.
LanguageLanguage of Instruction: English
Language Study: None
Courses and Credit
Requirements While Abroad
To successfully complete this program:
- Take a full-time course of study: One internship course for a total of 9 UC quarter/6 UC semester units.
- You may take the course for a letter grade or pass/no pass.
Current Program Courses
This internship program includes an integrated academic course, held as a weekly seminar. The course is held online, meets once a week, and includes readings and assignments that require a work plan and ongoing reflection. At the end of the seminar, you'll write a capstone paper.
Catalogs and resources
- Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE): Learn more about this program from UCEAP’s host provider.
- UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses students have taken on this program.
- Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.
You’ll learn to adopt professional manners and clothing throughout the internship project, and follow the CIEE and host organization's internship protocols.
You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades for this program are typically available mid-October.
Assessment occurs via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar:
- Online discussion forums
- Small group peer coaching
- Reflective papers
- Individual or group presentations
- Analysis of readings
- An informational interview and internship work plan
- Feedback from an internship supervisor
Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.