If you have internship positions available for UCLA students, please post your offerings with Handshake at the UCLA Career Center website. Students who select your opportunity should be directed to the Center for Community Learning to secure academic credit during any academic quarter (including the summer).

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.

In order to earn academic credit for an internship, students must have a confirmed internship AND be currently enrolled in a 195CE Internship Course. Please note: to be eligible to enroll, students must be able to work at least 8-10 hours per week during the 10-week quarter doing college-level work (not simply performing administrative duties). To ensure that students receive a meaningful educational experience and professional mentorship, internship work for 195CE courses must take place at a supervised off-campus workplace and cannot be completed from locations such as the student’s home, an employer’s home office, or through telecommuting.

For information about UCLA enrollment timelines, please visit the 195CE Internship Course page of our website or review the official UCLA Calendar .

PLEASE NOTE: Only when students are enrolled in a 195CE Internship Course, will they be able to recieve Verification of Academic Credit .

UCLA subscribes to the national best practices for community-campus partnerships:

Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships*

  • Partners have agreed upon mission, values, goals, and measurable outcomes for the partnership.
  • The relationship between partners is characterized by mutual trust, respect, genuineness, and commitment.
  • The partnership builds upon identified strengths and assets, but also addresses areas that need improvement.
  • The partnership balances power among partners and enables resources among partners to be shared.
  • There is clear, open and accessible communication between partners, making it an ongoing priority to listen to each need, develop a common language, and validate/clarify the meaning of terms.
  • Roles, norms, and processes for the partnership are established with the input and agreement of all partners.
  • There is feedback to, among, and from all stakeholders in the partnership, with the goal of continuously improving the partnership and its outcomes.
  • Partners share the credit for the partnership’s accomplishments.
  • Partnerships take time to develop and evolve over time

Adopted by the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) board of directors in October 1998.