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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. Sample industry sectors include:

  • Communications: advertising, journalism, marketing, public relations, video production, or media
  • Sustainability: environmental advocacy, green tech, or sustainable business development
  • Technology: software, hardware, information technology, or artificial intelligence
  • Business: financial services, accounting, law firms, sales, or operations
  • Local Entrepreneurship: startups, business development, or business management

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/Public Sector: internships with political organizations or those within the public sector are not possible
  • 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.
  • Take part in professional workshops to gain international business, networking, and interviewing skills.
  • Develop effective intercultural skills through a personal development plan.


Language 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

Academic culture

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.