Discover how interning abroad with UCEAP can help you take a first step toward your future career. In today's global economy, employers are looking for motivated and experienced candidates who thrive in multicultural settings and have confidence in their field.
As you search for internships that fit with your academic and career goals, you will find UCEAP programs that enable you to:
- Develop professional proficiency in a new language
- Adapt to international and foreign-based workplace methods
- Make contacts with experts in an industry of your interest
We offer internships across some 50 UC majors in 29 countries worldwide.
Find the Right Fit
Study Abroad Programs with Required Internships
In the following programs, the internship is a required component of the program and provides most or all of the academic credit you will receive. Whether in government or in the sciences, these programs provide amazing opportunities to spend a term working side-by-side with experts in an international setting.
Study Abroad Programs with Optional Internships
There are also many locations in which UCEAP can arrange internships with corporate, governmental, or private organizations that take the place of a course at the host university. Programs where this process is especially well organized and opportunities are plentiful include:
Before departure, interested students should consult with their major department about the kinds of studies that are acceptable for credit in their major. For more information, review the Academic Information
section of the UCEAP Guide to Study Abroad
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Internship Resource Documents
If you are looking for information on how to set-up a Special Study Internship, you can use these documents for guidance.
Internship Success Stories
If you are participating in an internship on UCEAP, be sure to document your experience in photos, video, and in writing and look for submission instructions in the spring!
2012-2013 Internship Success Stories Winners:
"I quickly learned that with some dedicated investigation and a bit of persistence, it is possible to find an internship that fits the needs of your unique discipline and more importantly provides you with an enriching experience which I have found complements in the best possible way, the other great adventures I’ve encountered while abroad. Working in this lab as given me the dual benefit of learning to work within a laboratory setting while at the same time equipping me with some very singular knowledge about the nuts and bolts of wastewater treatment. I would recommend to all study abroad students, but especially to science based majors, that you be unrelenting in your search for an internship!"
Whitney Jones, UCSB
Internship at a Wastewater Treatment Analysis Lab
"By spending a semester in the Scottish Parliament I hoped to gain a greater understanding of the inner workings of the institution itself, understand its particular political climate, and further develop my skills in aiding politicians in successfully representing the people. Overall, I believe that my internship was a success. The most rewarding part of my internship experience was sense of accomplishment felt from seeing the results of my labor. Never before have I felt as proud and delighted as when I heard MSP Stewart Stevenson reading my speech in the Scottish Government Draft Budget Debate on my last day in the internship. I knew that my work was producing tangible results." Oriel Nolan-Smith, UC BerkeleyEdinburgh, ScotlandScottish Parliament Internship Program
"The most valuable takeaway from my internship was that working in a foreign country is the best way to immerse yourself into the culture. It was during those two days a week when I could escape to another part of the city, mastering Rome’s metro alone and strolling through the windy streets of Monti on my way to the studio that I felt most like a local Roman. Having returned back to the states I look back on my internship as my favorite experience in Rome."
MacKenzie Witmer, UC San Diego
Internship at a Wine Tasting Studio in Rome