195CE Internship Courses:

The Center for Community Learning provides students with the opportunity to earn academic credit for a secured internship by enrolling in a 195CE Internship Course.

Review our website to learn about:

195CE Benefits:

Academic credit for real-world experience!

Individualized 1:1 Instruction

Ability to design your own research topic

RECEIVE UPPER-DIVISION MAJOR OR ELECTIVE CREDIT

Fall 2019 Intake Appointment Information:

Monday August 12 – August 30: limited early intake appointments for:

  • Open to all majors/minors: English; History; Political Science; Sociology

September 25 – October 11: intake appointments for:

  • Open to all majors: Community Engagement and Social Change; English; History; Political Science; Sociology; Society and Genetics
  • Major/minor restrictions: Food Studies; Disability Studies; Theater, Film, and Television

Review our appointment page for more information and to schedule your appointment!

195CE Internship Course Offerings:

Courses: Open to all Majors/Minors

The following courses are open to enrollment for students in all majors/minors:

195 CE Courses

Units

Grading

Coordinator(s)

Anthropology

4

Letter Grade

Jaden Netwig

Community Engagement & Social Change*

4

Letter Grade

Matt Griffith

English

4

Letter Grade or Pass/

No Pass

TBA

History

4

Letter Grade or Pass/

No Pass

Amber Withers

Political Science

4

Letter Grade or Pass/

No Pass

Kenton Card 

Society & Genetics**

4

Letter Grade

Anny Viloria

Sociology

4

Letter Grade or Pass/

No Pass

Jay Johnson

Special Notes:

Community Engagement & Social Change

  • Recommended for those in nonprofit and governmental internships.

** Society & Genetics

  • Best suited for students with a background in the life sciences and/or prior coursework in the social sciences focused on the human body.

  • Internships may be in any field but students must be able to explore connections between human biology and society.

  • Review the syllabus and SOC Gen 195CE Internship homepage for more information about course goals and expectations.

Courses: Major/Minor Restrictions

The following courses are restricted to their respective majors/minors:

195 CE Courses

Units

Grading

Coordinator(s)

Disability Studies

4

Letter Grade

Julia Karpicz

Film & Television

4

Letter Grade

Annissa Omran

Food Studies

4

Letter Grade

TBA

International & Area Studies*

4

Letter Grade or Pass/

No Pass

Joyce Kuo

Special Notes:

* International & Area Studies

  • Spring/Summer ONLY
  • Restricted to INternatinoal Institute majors/minors for Spring

195CE Course Requirements:

  • Attend biweekly meetings with a coordinator at the Center for Community Learning
  • Complete 8 weekly journals/writing assignments
  • Submit 8-10 page final research paper
  • Log a minimum of 80 hours of work at internship site on a timesheet

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define and apply the following core concepts: civic engagement, social responsibility, and experiential learning;
  • Apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address situations and challenges that arise in 21st-century work environments;
  • Develop and execute a research paper integrating analysis inspired by experiential learning (i.e. an internship) with knowledge gained from an academic discipline;
  • Explore how off-campus work experience contributes to an undergraduate’s intellectual, personal, and professional development and informs future career choices.

Student Eligibility: 195CE Course Enrollment

90 Units

Junior or Senior Standing*

3.0 GPA

Above (or near)*

Secured Internship

*Review UCLA’s Contract Course Policy regarding status and GPA

Internship Site Eligibility:

To be eligible for 195CE credit, internships must:

  • 8 weeks of work in the quarter (at minimum)
  • 8-10 hours of challenging college-level work each week
  • supervised by staff in professional off-campus workplace (no telecommuting or home offices)
  • may be paid or unpaid *

*Positions that would be classified strictly as part-time or full-time jobs by the Department of Labor (including most retail and commission-based sales positions) are NOT eligible for credit.

*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.

International Student Eligibility:

International students interested in pursuing a paid OR unpaid internship must consult the UCLA Dashew Center about required protocols for international students who wish to pursue an internship in the U.S.:

  • Curricular Practical Training authorization (for F-1 Visa students)
  • Academic Training authorization (for J-1 visa students)

Nondiscrimination Policy:

The UCLA Center for Community Learning is committed to a policy against discrimination on the basis of color, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability and protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by UC policy and federal and state laws and regulations.

We expect internship sites to adhere to applicable federal and state laws and UC Policy re: nondiscrimination, and urge students to report incidents of bias/harassment to the appropriate office at their internship site, to their internship coordinator, and/or to Center for Community Learning administrators as soon as possible after the incident in question so that we can provide supportive services (including working with campus partners to facilitate an early exit from the internship if needed). We also encourage students to pursue confidential support through Student Legal Services, CAPS, and other campus resources. To the extent that we determine these policies have been violated, we reserve the right to terminate the relationship with the site.

195CE Enrollment Process:

Step 1: Confirm Your Eligibility

Review 195CE eligibility to confirm you meet the course and internship requirements.

Step 5: Meet with your coordinator

Bring required information:

  • – name and location of your internship site
  • – name and email address of your supervisor at the internship
  • – description of internship duties from the organization (i.e. offer letter or position ad)

Your coordinator will confirm your eligibility for the course and provide further instructions on how to enroll. 

NOTE: A Center for Community Learning Coordinator must approve the internship site before you will be provided with instructions for generating your course contract.

Step 6: Enroll in 195CE

Enrollment in 195CE is completed through course contracts.

  • – Following the instructions provided by your coordinator, you will create a course contract on my.ucla.
  • – This will then need to be signed by your internship supervisor and returned to your coordinator by the end of week 2.
  • – Once enrolled, the course will appear on your my.ucla course schedule and your coordinator will provide you with next steps. 

Step 7: Verification of Academic Credit*

*Optional: If your company requires Verification of Academic Credit, please see instructions .

Attention International Students

*International Students interested in 195CE courses are eligible to enroll, but must meet with the Dashew Center prior to beginning their internship in order to receive CPT authorization. For more information visit:

Enrollment Notes:

195CE Courses are offered:

  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session A

Intake Appointments can be scheduled:

  • Week 8 of preceding quarter
  • Weeks 0-2 of course quarter

The deadline to enroll is FRIDAY OF WEEK 2.

  • Space is limited
  • Submit a completed course contract form as soon as possible and no later than Friday of Week 2 to your 195CE internship course coordinator

195CE Internship Course Appointment Scheduling:

There are TWO types of appointments:

  • Intake Appointment

    • Your first appointment with a course coordinator, before you are enrolled
    • Discuss the course and enrollment procedures
  • Course Appointments

    • Take place after you are formally enrolled in the course
    • Four 1:1 appointments with course coordinator, spaced every other week
    • Develop a research project related to your internship and professional goals

Fall 2019 Intake Appointment Information:

August 12 – August 30:

  • Beginning August 12th, contact us to schedule for courses with Summer staffing: English, History, Political Science, and Sociology.
  • See appointment windows below:

English

August 12 – August 30th block:

  • Tuesday, 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Wednesday, 8:30am – 11:30am

Political Science

August 12 – August 30th block:

  • Tuesday, 8:30am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am – 11am
  • Thursday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

History

August 12 – August 30th block

  • Wednesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Sociology

August 12 – August 30th block

  • Wednesday, 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

September 25 – October 11 (or until course fills):

  • Beginning September 25th, contact us to schedule your intake appointments for:  English, History, Political Science, Sociology, Society and Genetics, Theater, Film, and Television, Food Studies, Disability Studies, and Community Engagement and Social Change.
  • Scheduling hours are forthcoming.
  • Review course offering information for major/minor restrictions.

Contact the Center for Community Learning to schedule your appointments:

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E-mail is the quickest way to reach us! Use the form below:

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Appointments & Questions:

Call

Center for Community Learning Front Desk: 310.825.7867

Visit

Center for Community Learning: A265 Murphy Hall

Internship Search Resources

You can find and internship multiple ways:

  1. Check out Handshake  (Career Center)
  2. State and National Internships: UC Center Sacramento  and UCLA CAPPP Quarter in Washington D.C.
  3. Online Resources: Idealist.org; internshipprograms.com; Internships.com; losangelesinternships.com
  4. Department and Personal contacts