195CE Internship Courses

Overview

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

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.

Course Requirements:

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with your departmental 195CE Graduate Student Instructor
  • Complete 8 weekly journals/writing assignments
  • Complete final paper or project
  • Log a minimum of 80 hours of work with internship site on a timesheet

Benefits

ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

INDIVIDUALIZED 1:1 INSTRUCTION

RECEIVE UPPER-DIVISION COURSE CREDIT

Watch: 195CE Internships 101

COURSE OFFERINGS

The following departmental 195CE courses are open to enrollment for students in all majors, unless otherwise noted. All 195CE course offerings listed below are 4 units.
195CE Courses Grading Graduate Student Instructor Summer 2021 Office Hours Faculty Mentor Course Notes
Anthropology Letter Grade N/A N/A N/A Offered in Winter and Spring quarters only
Community Engagement & Social Change Letter Grade Matthew Griffith Monday: 9am – 12pm

Tuesday: 11am – 2pm

Douglas Barrera Highly recommended for students with a nonprofit or governmental agency internship

Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 weeks)

Disability Studies Letter Grade N/A N/A Victoria Marks Must be a declared Disability Studies minor

Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters

Education Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass N/A N/A Mitsue Yokota Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters
English Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Alison Munzer Tuesday: 9:00am – 11:00am


Wednesday: 11:00am – 1:00pm


Thursday: 9:00am – 11:00 am

Joseph Dimuro Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters
Food Studies Letter Grade N/A N/A Amy Rowat Must be a declared Food Studies minor

Offered in Winter and Spring quarters only

History Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Cymone Mack
Wednesday: 11am – 2pm
Thursday: 11am – 2pm
Katherin “Tawny” Paul Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters
 International and Area Studies Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Jessica Pena

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am – Noon, 1 – 2pm

Thursday: 10am – Noon , 1 – 3pm

Friday: 8 – 10am

Michael Thies Offered in Spring and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters only

Enrollment preference given to International Institute majors/minors but class is open to all students

Political Science Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Ana Maria Duran Calisto Tuesday: 8am – 11am

Thursday: 8am – 11am

Christopher Tausanovitch Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters
Public Affairs Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Dominique Mikell
Monday: 9am – 3pm
 
Tuesday: 8 – 9am and 4:30 – 5:30pm
 
Friday: 10am – 2pm
Meredith Phillips Offered in Summer Session A (10 weeks)
Society & Genetics Letter Grade N/A N/A Christopher Kelty 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

Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters

Sociology Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Eric Baldwin Monday: 1-4pm 

Tuesday: 8-11am

Jessica Collett Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters

CESC 95CE Course

95CE Course
Units
Grading
GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTOR
FACULTY OF RECORD
COURSE NOTES 
Community Engagement & Social Change* 4 Letter Grade Matthew Griffith Douglas Barrera Students must complete Community Engagement & Social Change 50XP (Engaging Los Angeles) prior to 95CE enrollment.

Internship location is the same site as the CESC 50XP community partner match.

Special Attention

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) continues to be guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and UCLA guidelines about COVID-19.

Because public health conditions are still unpredictable worldwide, CCE is approving remote internships and on-site 195CE internships if the following conditions are met.*

*On-site internships will only be approved if the following criterion are met:

  1. Students are local to their internship site and interested in on-site work, and the internship site is interested in providing on-site work for the UCLA student intern.
  2. The site is operating within the current County Public Health Protocols for Workplaces (or the appropriate local public health authority if the internship site is not in Los Angeles County).
  3. The site has the capacity to bring the UCLA student intern on-site and still operate within the local public health COVID-19 safety protocols.
  4. The student also needs to affirm that they are prepared to implement L.A. County (or local public health) COVID-19 safety protocols as they plan their transportation and engage in the on-site internship.

Elements of a successful remote internship include:

  1. Meaningful, substantive work
  2. Consistent remote supervision from a site supervisor
  3. Opportunities for interactions with other staff

Only internships that meet the above criteria will be approved. The Center for Community Engagement is remotely staffed and fully operational at this time. We are available to answer general questions via email at 195CEinfo@college.ucla.edu.

INTERNSHIP SITE ELIGIBILITY

  • 8 weeks of work in the quarter (at minimum)
  • 8-10 hours of challenging college-level  work each week
  • supervised by staff associated with professional off-campus workplace
  • may be paid or unpaid *
  • local public health Covid-19 protocols must be implemented

*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.

*Please review the Department of Labor and State of California  fact sheet regarding Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

For student enrollment eligibility, please review UCLA’s Contract Course Policy regarding status and GPA requirements.

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)

Attention! We are approving on-site internships for 195CE enrollment if the following conditions are met:

  1. Students are local to their internship site and interested in on-site work, and the internship site is interested in providing on-site work for the UCLA student intern.
  2. The site is operating within the current County Public Health Protocols for Workplaces (or the appropriate local public health authority if the internship site is not in Los Angeles County).
  3. The site has the capacity to bring the UCLA student intern on-site and still operate within the local public health COVID-19 safety protocols.
  4. The student also needs to affirm that they are prepared to implement L.A. County (or local public health) COVID-19 safety protocols as they plan their transportation and engage in the on-site internship.

Interested in taking a 195CE course this summer? 

In order to be eligible for enrollment students must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior standing (90+ units) with 3.0+ GPA or Senior standing
  • Registered for Summer Session A (10 weeks), June 21 – August 27, 20201

Internships must meet the following criteria:

  • Local public health Covid-19 protocols must be observed
  • Duration of at least 8 weeks between the dates of June 21 – August 27, 2021
  • Minimum 80 hours of work
  • Meaningful college-level work, trainingsupervision by a professional in the field, and opportunities to network with other professionals

Please note: Enrollment in a 195CE internship course is not guaranteed, as enrollment is on a first come first-serve basis.

Intake appointments  may be scheduled on myUCLA and occur now through Friday of Finals Week and Week 1 – Wednesday of Week 2 of Summer Session A (June 30, 2021).

Summer 2021 Enrollment Instructions

STEP 1: CONFIRM YOUR ELIGIBILITY

CCE defines an internship as a preprofessional experience that provides training to students so they gain new skills and can learn about a workplace under the direct supervision of a professional in the field. Please review student eligibility requirements for enrolling in a 195CE course contract.

STEP 3: SELECT A 195CE COURSE

You’ve secured an internship. Congrats! Explore 195CE courses by subject area and review syllabi to determine which 195CE contract course to enroll in.

STEP 4: CREATE A 195CE COURSE CONTRACT

Step-by-step instructions for creating a departmental 195CE contract on myUCLA can be viewed in the video below. Written instructions are also available. Please obtain your internship site supervisor’s signature on your course contract prior to your intake appointment. You do NOT need to get signatures of the faculty mentor, department chair, or CCE coordinator.

STEP 5: ENTER FACULTY MENTOR’S NAME

While creating the 195CE contract in myUCLA for Summer Session A, you will be prompted to enter your departmental Faculty Mentor’s name. Simply type in the faculty’s LAST name to search and then select the full name when it appears (please see directions in Step 4):

195CE Department Faculty Mentor 
Community Engagement & Social Change Douglas Barrera
English Joseph Dimuro
History Katherin “Tawny” Paul 
International and Area Studies Michael Thies
Political Science Christopher Tausanovitch
Public Affairs Meredith Phillips
Sociology Jessica Collett
Note: Please DO NOT request a signature from the faculty mentor OR the department chair. You are only responsible for acquiring your site supervisor’s signature before the intake appointment.

STEP 7: SCHEDULE AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT

Intake appointments must occur between Monday, May 17 – Friday, June 11, 2021 OR Monday, June 21 – Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in order to have time for processing.
Please schedule a 195CE intake appointment with your departmental 195CE Graduate Student Instructor during their office hours via myUCLA. “Academics” tab → “Advising and Academic Services” section → “Appointments” → “Create Appointment” → “Organization” → “Center for Community Engagement ”  → “195CE Intake”. Each Graduate Student Instructor’s intake and course appointment hours of availability are listed on the Course Offerings page.
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Space is limited
Complete the enrollment steps as soon as possible and complete your intake appointment with your 195CE Graduate Student Instructor no later than Wednesday of Week 2.

STEP 8: DEPARTMENT ENROLLS YOU IN 195CE

After the Graduate Student Instructor reviews and approves your 195CE course contract at your intake appointment, they will forward your 195CE contract and letter of agreement to the departmental Student Affairs Officer to complete the enrollment.

  • You are not responsible for obtaining the Faculty Mentor or Chair signature- only your Graduate Student Instructor and Site Supervisor. 
  • Once enrolled, the course will appear on your myUCLA study list and your Graduate Student Instructor will provide you with next steps. It is your responsibility to check your study list to ensure the course has posted.

STEP 9: VERIFICATION OF ACADEMIC CREDIT*

*Optional: If your internship site requires Verification of Academic Credit, please review the information from the Registrar website regarding proof of enrollment (and included below):

Students may obtain a letter that verifies academic credit is being received for a 195CE internship course by using the internship letter request. Students must be enrolled in the 195CE class before submitting this request.

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 & 95CE Contract Courses are offered Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A.

Scheduling Intake Appointments

International Students: Weeks 9 – Finals Week of preceding quarter preferred
All Students: Weeks 1 – Wednesday of Week 2 of the quarter.
The last day to complete an intake appointment is Wednesday of Week 2 of the quarter to allow for processing.

Space is limited
Complete the enrollment steps as soon as possible and complete your intake appointment with your 195CE Graduate Student Instructor no later than Wednesday of Week 2.

INTERNSHIP RESOURCES

You can discover and apply for an internship in a variety of ways:UCLA Career Center Handshake Image. Visit ucla.joinhandshake.com to sign up and begin searching for internships.

  1. Sign-up for Handshake through the UCLA Career Center.
  2. Review internship search strategies from the UCLA Career Center: Internship Search  Strategies and Additional Strategies
  3. Review internship networking and search opportunities from UCLA Alumni Affairs: UCLA One and Internship Alumni Network
  4. Watch informational videos on YouTube about finding and securing internships from the UCLA Career Center, including “Internships 101: Internship Courses at UCLA” which was a collaborative workshop with the Center for Community Engagement.
  5. State and National Internships: UC Center Sacramento and UCLA CAPPP Quarter in Washington D.C.
  6. Online Resources: Idealist.org; internshipprograms.com; Internships.com; losangelesinternships.com
  7. Department and personal contacts

GENERAL INFORMATION/COURSES OFFERED

How can I receive academic credit for an internship?

The Center for Community Engagement assists students, faculty and community-based sites with internship courses through several academic departments. Consult the chart on our website for details about available courses. Alternatively, you may consult your major and/or minor student affairs officer/academic advisor to review options for enrolling in a 185, 195, or 196 the department may offer.

I want to get credit in a discipline/major you don’t administer, what can I do?

Contact the department’s undergraduate academic advisor. But remember, many of the 195CE courses are open to students in any major.

I don’t need or want academic credit for my internship, but the company needs confirmation that I am enrolled.

Verification of credit can only be supplied AFTER you enroll in a 195CE course through the Center for Community Engagement or another course (195, 196) through an individual department. Contact your department student affairs office/academic advisor to review your options. To verify that you are receiving credit for your internship, please fill out this Registrar form here and submit to the Registrar. There is a $15 fee for the letter of verification.

Can I receive credit for an on-campus internship?

Your major and/or minor department may offer 185, 195, or 196 options for receiving credit for on-campus internships. However the Center for Community Engagement only offers credit for off-campus internships through 195CE. You cannot enroll in a 195CE if you have an on-campus internship. An alternative would be to set up an independent study research course (196 contracts) with an individual faculty member. You are responsible for finding a faculty mentor to sponsor your independent study. Contact the undergraduate academic advisor/student affairs officer in the department that interests you for assistance.

Can I get paid and receive credit for my internship at the same time?

Yes, you may receive both – get paid by your internship and receive credit for your internship. However, 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.

How many hours a week can I work at my internship?

195CE internship courses require a minimum of 8-10 hours per week (minimum 80 hours per quarter). When arranging a weekly work schedule with their internship supervisor, students should take care to leave time in their schedule to complete the assignments for their 195CE course and any other courses they may be taking during the quarter. The Center for Community Engagement discourages students from interning more than part-time (15-20 hours per week), particularly when positions are unpaid.

Can I enroll in two internship courses during the same quarter?

Generally, students are permitted to take one 195CE course in a given quarter. In exceptional circumstances, students may be approved to enroll in a second 195CE course upon review of the student’s petition. Contact Senior TA Coordinator, Sarah Jo Torgrimson, at storgrimson@college.ucla.edu if you are a student interested in petitioning for a second 195CE course in one quarter.

I started my internship two months ago, can I still receive credit?

You cannot enroll retroactively into a 195CE course. You must be enrolled in the course and interning simultaneously. Also, your internship must continue at least 8 weeks of the quarter in which you are enrolled in the course.

I want to do an internship next quarter. How do I get started? Can I enroll now?

You will need to secure an internship before you can actually enroll in a 195CE course. Helpful resources are located here: Internship Resources. Please review the Eligibility and Enrollment pages for up-to-date timelines.

How many units can I receive for an internship course?

The 195CE internship courses are 4 units.

How many times can I take an internship course?

You may take a total of three 195CE internship courses through the Center for Community Engagement, but only one per quarter. If you enroll for two or more consecutive quarters at the same internship site, you must enroll in a different internship course each quarter (e.g. if you have a yearlong internship at ABC News, you may take Political Science 195CE, English 195CE, and History 195CE).

ELIGIBILITY/COURSE REQUIREMENTS

I’m an international student. Can I get credit for an internship?

Only full-time international students who are earning a degree at UCLA are generally eligible for 195CE internship courses. International EXCHANGE students are not eligible. International students should first consult their Student Counselor at the Dashew Center to confirm eligibility and receive advice about required paperwork, including the process for securing Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization. Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to intern in the US, schedule an intake appointment at the Center for Community Learning, complete your enrollment paperwork, and then return to the Dashew Center to request CPT authorization.

I am an undergraduate student at another university. Can I enroll in an internship course at UCLA?

Only during summer session and only if you are a current full-time student at another university (i.e. no recent graduates). Contact the Center for Community Engagement for more information.

I’m an incoming transfer student. Can I enroll in a summer internship course before the start of my first fall quarter at UCLA?

Yes, incoming transfer students are eligible to enroll—as long as you have been admitted to UCLA and have a UCLA university ID (UID) number.

I’m a UCLA Extension student. Can I enroll in an internship course?

No, only matriculated (officially registered) UCLA students are eligible to enroll. Graduating seniors completing their final quarter through UCLA Extension should contact the Center to discuss eligibility.

I recently graduated. Can I receive credit for my internship?

No. The 195CE internship courses are open to currently enrolled UCLA students only.

What are the eligibility requirements to enroll in a 195CE internship course?

  • Have already secured a corporate, non-profit, or government internship
  • Junior standing (completed at least 90 units) and at least a 3.0 GPA
    or Senior standing (completed at least 135 units)
  • No incomplete grades in any 195-199 independent study courses

What are the course requirements?

  • Work at least 8-10 hours per week with an off-campus internship site
  • Bi-weekly meetings with an assigned Graduate Student Instructor who facilitates your coursework
  • Weekly journals/writing assignments
  • Final research paper

What types of internships are eligible for academic credit?

The 195CE courses are set up for students with internships in a corporate, non-profit or governmental agency. CCE defines an internship as a preprofessional experience that provides training to students so they gain new skills and can learn about a workplace under the direct supervision of a professional in the field. The internship must involve challenging college-level work and must take place with a supervised off-campus workplace site (no home offices). The field of your internship does not have to be directly connected to your major/minor or to the department under which you enroll, unless specified by the course description. For example, a Neuroscience major interning at Sony Music may enroll in Sociology 195CE.

My internship is not in Los Angeles; can I still enroll in a 195CE internship course?

During summer session, students who are interning outside the Los Angeles area (e.g. San Francisco, New York, London, etc.) can still enroll in a 195CE internship course as long as the internship meets the eligibility guidelines. During regular session, students interested in interning outside the LA area must contact the Center to discuss their plans to ensure they will be able to maintain full-time student status and residency. Students who wish to intern while participating in a study abroad program at another university should contact the International Education Office to discuss options. Students who are approved to enroll in a 195CE course while interning outside LA County should meet with a Graduate Student Instructor before leaving town. Written work will be submitted via a course website and meetings will be held via Zoom.

Please note: While the university is operating on a remote basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center is only approving remote work at internship sites, regardless of their physical location. No in-person work/sites will be approved. If your internship is remote, you may work at companies located around the globe during this time.

I do not have junior or senior standing. Can I enroll in a 195CE internship course?

No. In accordance with UCLA policy  for contract courses numbered 195 and above, 195CE courses are only open to students who have reached junior standing and completed at least 90 units. Lower-division students with an internship that requires credit can defer the internship until a later quarter or consult their home department about options for earning credit. Other options for gaining community-based work experience that are open to students of any class standing include securing internships with nonprofit and government agencies (which do not require academic credit), and enrolling in experiential learning (XP) courses.

My major is not one of the departments that offers a 195CE course. Can I still enroll if I have an internship?

Yes. Many 195CE internship courses are open to all majors. See our website for specific eligibility requirements and restrictions.

ENROLLMENT

How do I enroll in a 195CE Internship Course?

Please review our Enrollment page for a detailed, step-by-step process and instructional video. If you need assistance or have questions after reviewing the instructions, please email our front desk staff at 195CEinfo@college.ucla.edu.

CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS

I cannot meet during my GSI’s office hours. What can I do?

All of the Graduate Student Instructors’ office hours are set for the quarter. If the enrollment deadline has not already passed (Friday of Week 2), consult the Center for Community Engagement about enrolling in a different 195CE course that accommodates your schedule. If the quarter is already underway, you will need to adjust your schedule in order to make the required bi-weekly meetings.

Can I arrange Zoom appointments instead of coming in to meet with my Graduate Student Instructor?

While the university is operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Graduate Student Instructor and student meetings will occur via Zoom during the GSI’s office hours. Please make all course meeting appointments through MyUCLA.

I’ve been emailing my Graduate Student Instructor and they are not responding.

Graduate Student Instructors are graduate students who are part-time employees, so they are not available all the time. Please try to reach your GSI during their scheduled office hours. If you are still unable to get ahold of them, please contact the Senior TA Coordinator, Sarah Jo Torgrimson, at storgrimson@college.ucla.edu.

When is my final paper due?

Final papers are due Friday of Week 10. Detailed instructions are available in the course syllabus. Specific questions about the final paper should be addressed to your Graduate Student Instructor.

I need to drop the course. What should I do?

First, contact your Graduate Student Instructor to let them know that you plan to drop the course. They will advise you about drop procedures. Second, consult the Registrar’s website for course drop details or your major and/or minor academic advisor/student affairs officer for assistance. International students must also consult the Dashew Center before dropping an internship course. For international students, dropping is generally not advised due to complications related to CPT authorization.

It’s already Week 4 and I want to change my internship site. Can I do this?

This is not allowed. Please contact your Graduate Student Instructor immediately to discuss your situation. The final decision is made in consultation with the Senior TA Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, and the Center for Community Engagement Director.

I have not received my grade yet. When will it be posted?

Grades can take 1-2 weeks to post after the end of finals week. If more time than this has passed, final grades may have been delayed if the department did not submit the grades before the posting deadline. Please contact your Graduate Student Instructor, who will follow up with the department.

The company where I am interning needs a letter verifying that I am receiving credit for my internship. Where do I get this?

If your internship site requires Verification of Academic Credit, please review the information from the Registrar website regarding proof of enrollment (and included below):

Students may obtain a letter that verifies academic credit is being received for a 195CE internship course by using the internship letter request. Students must be enrolled in the 195CE class before submitting this request.

How do I cancel an appointment with my GSI?

You may reschedule or cancel your appointment via MyUCLA. Please also email your Graduate Student Instructor to let them know that you have canceled and/or rescheduled your appointment.

How do I make an appointment with a Graduate Student Instructor?

Graduate Student Instructors host intake and course appointments during scheduled Office Hours. Please refer to our 195CE Appointments page to review departmental 195CE office hours. Please make your intake appointment and all course appointments through MyUCLA.

I’m already enrolled in the 195 course but I got fired from my internship. Can I still pass the course?

To pass the course you must complete all requirements, which include fulfilling the minimum number of hours for the entire quarter. Please contact your Graduate Student Instructor immediately to discuss your situation. The final decision is made in consultation with the Senior TA Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, and the Center for Community Engagement Director.

Questions about 195CE? Email us!

Staff

Megan Lebre, Academic Coordinator

Sarah Jo Torgrimson, Senior TA Coordinator

Nancy Ohia, Program Representative

Summer 2021 Graduate Student Instructors

Community Engagement & Social Change

Matthew Griffith

English

Alison Munzer

Alison Munzer

History

Cymone Mack

International & Area Studies

Jessica Pena

Jessica Pena

Political Science

Ana Maria Duran Calisto

Public Affairs

Dominique Mikell

Sociology

Eric Baldwin

Center for Community Engagement Internship Award

The Center for Community Engagement is proud to announce the Center for Community Engagement Internship Award. The award provides financial compensation for an unpaid remote internship in the nonprofit or public sector for students whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from pursuing unpaid internships. Multiple scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded.

The Internship Award will be offered based on the following criteria:

  • Potential for substantive experiential learning through the internship
  • Potential for the internship experience to support career exploration
  • Financial need

Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the award, UCLA students must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Must be a current degree-seeking junior or senior (90+ units) undergraduate student in good academic standing, including incoming transfer students
  • Must be eligible to enroll in a 4-unit online departmental 195CE internship course during Summer Session A (10 weeks) that the internship occurs (which includes 8-10 hours of internship work/week)
  • Must have secured, or have received an offer, for an unpaid remote internship in the nonprofit or public sector during Summer Session A (10 weeks)
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Expectations and responsibilities of award recipients

  • All recipients are expected to complete their remote internship and an online departmental 195CE internship course
  • Students who receive awards from a donor-funded award will be asked to write a thank-you note to the award sponsor and share a picture remotely working with the internship
  • After completing the internship, all scholarship awardees are required to submit a short statement or video addressing how the internship experience helped them grow and how it affected their career aspirations

Application Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021 

Application Instructions:

  1. Log in to ucla.academicworks.com
  2. Complete the General Scholarship Application
  3. Complete the supplemental questions for the Center for Community Engagement Internship Award. Access the scholarship by selecting or searching for “Center for Community Engagement Internship Award“.

For questions, please contact Megan Lebre, Academic Coordinator, at communityengagement@college.ucla.edu.

Alexander White, III Scholarship Fund

The UCLA Alumni Affairs Internship Alumni Network and the UCLA Center for Community Engagement proudly present the Alexander White, III Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was established in 1990 to provide UCLA EXPO Center student interns with awards.

The UCLA Internship Alumni Network (“UCLA IAN”) is an alumni affinity group whose mission is to support students to gain valuable career-shaping experience through internships. Undergraduate students who completed the course(s) Community Engagement & Social Change (CESC) 50XP (formerly 50SL), 100XP (formerly 100SL), or M190A/B/C between Fall Quarter 2019 – Winter Quarter 2021 with demonstrated financial need who have secured, or received an offer, for a paid or unpaid internship in Summer 2021 are eligible for this scholarship. Two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded.

Eligibility

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing who completed Community Engagement & Social Change 50XP(50SL), 100XP(100SL), and/or M190A/B/C between the Fall 2019 Quarter – Winter 2021 Quarter
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have secured, or have received an offer, for an unpaid remote internship in the nonprofit or public sector during Summer 2021.
    • Students are encouraged to continue working with their community partner from their CESC course or secure an internship with a new nonprofit organization or governmental agency.

Expectations and responsibilities of scholarship recipients

  • Participate in an informational meeting with UCLA IAN board member(s) no later than 30 days after receiving the scholarship
  • Submit a post-internship report on how you have achieved your internship goals, how the internship experience helped you grow, and how it affected your career aspirations
  • Attend a post-internship reception hosted by the UCLA IAN
  • Grant UCLA IAN and the UCLA Center for Community Engagement use of your name and image in furtherance of garnering alumni support

Application Deadline

Friday, May 7, 2021

Application Instructions

  1. Log in to ucla.academicworks.com
  2. Complete the General Scholarship Application
  3. Complete the supplemental questions for the Alexander White, III Scholarship Fund. Access the scholarship by selecting or searching for “Alexander White, III Scholarship Fund” Spring 2021.

For questions, please contact Megan Lebre, UCLA Center for Community Engagement Academic Coordinator, at communityengagement@college.ucla.edu.