How do I find out if UCLA undergraduates and faculty might be interested in partnering with our organization?

Please email the Center  and tell us about your organization and what meaningful work students could do for you. What is the time frame? Are there special skills or languages required? Are there preferred majors? How many students would ideally work with you? Are your locations accessible via public transportation? One of our Directors will get back to you, as soon as possible.

When is the best time to contact the Center?

Email us any time, but keep in mind that UCLA students are available to begin working with you in the first two weeks of each 10-week academic quarter (October, January, April). Please refer to UCLA’s academic calendar . Planning is one of the keys to success, so please give us as much notice as possible so we can talk about the pros and cons of connecting your work with college students, faculty and our Center

How long would UCLA students work with us?

Most students make a one-quarter commitment, which is 8-10 weeks, since that is the length of UCLA courses. Students enrolled in service learning courses at UCLA typically work 3-4 hours per week for a total of 20 hours per quarter; academic interns typically work 8-10 hours per week for a total of 80 hours per quarter.

Are there minimum requirements for partnership with academic courses?

Yes. Students must be engaged in meaningful, college-level work that is in keeping with federal labor standards  for educational work opportunities.

UCLA also does not approve internships or service learning placements in private residences or telecommuting for liability reasons. Please discuss issues regarding safety and work environments with our Directors, to make sure that student jobs comply with all relevant laws or university procedures.

If you represent a for-profit company or organization, federal labor standards require that undergraduates who are U.S. citizens be paid or earn academic credit for their work; student visas for international students generally require that they earn credit regardless of whether they are being paid.

Are there other places on campus to contact about opportunities to work with our organization?

Yes. The UCLA Volunteer Center  is the place to go if you need volunteers to assist with a one-time special event or with short-term projects. The UCLA Career Center  offers a “BruinView” database which will post your suitable opportunities for paid and unpaid internships as well as jobs with off-campus companies or organizations.