195CE Internship Courses

The Center for Community Engagement partners with academic departments to 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 or project 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.

Unique Elements of a 195CE Internship Course

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

Benefits

INDIVIDUALIZED 1:1 INSTRUCTION

ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

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 Fall 2022 Office Hours Faculty Mentor Course Notes
Anthropology Letter Grade Doga Tekin Anthro 195CE not offered in the Fall Abigail Bigham Offered in Winter and Spring quarters only
Community Engagement & Social Change Letter Grade Rafik Wahbi Monday 8-10am, 12-2pm
Tuesday 10am-12pm
Wednesday 8-10am, 12-2pm
Thursday: 1-3pm
Douglas Barrera Highly recommended for students with a nonprofit or governmental agency internship

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

Community Engagement & Social Change

(College Corps Fellows Special Section)

Letter Grade Young Jin Choi Monday 8am-12:30pm, 1:30-6pm
Wednesday 8am-12:30pm and 1:30-6pm
Bemmy Maharramli For students participating in the College Corps program. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Community Engagement & Social Change

(College Corps Fellows Special Section)

 

Letter Grade Maura Catherine O’Neill Monday 2pm-5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm-3:30pm

Thursday 9am-1pm

 

Bemmy Maharramli  For students participating in the College Corps program. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Disability Studies Letter Grade Cymone Mack Monday-Wednesday 11am-3pm Victoria Marks Must be a declared Disability Studies minor

Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters

Education Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Danielle McKeiver
Monday 1pm-3:30pm Tuesday 12pm-3pm Thursday 2pm-5:50pm Friday 9am-12pm
Jason Dorio Must be Education & Social Transformation major to enroll. EDUC 180 prerequisite

Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters

English Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Suzannah Beiner Tuesday 10am-1pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm
Joseph Dimuro Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters
Food Studies Letter Grade To be announced Food Studies 195CE not offered in Fall Amy Rowat Must be a declared Food Studies minor

Offered in Winter and Spring quarters only

History Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Jennifer Carcamo
Monday and Wednesday 8am-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 To be announced

IAS 195CE not offered in the Fall

Adam Moore 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

Labor Studies To be announced Ruth Livier Nunez LBR STD 195CE not offered in Fall Caroline Luce Offered in Winter and Spring
Music Industry To be announced Alex Hallenbeck

Tuesday 9am-12pm
Friday 12pm-3pm

Robert Fink Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring
Political Science Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Alejandra Garcia Gutierrez Monday-Friday 8am-1pm Michael Ross Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Session A (10 week) quarters
Public Affairs Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Bethany Murray
PUB AFF 195CE not offered in Fall
Meredith Phillips Offered in Summer Session A (10 weeks)
Public Health Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Mariam Karapetyan
Monday 9:30am-11:30am
Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm
Kyle McJunkin Fall, open to all students interning in an appropriate health setting
Society & Genetics Letter Grade Didi Ikeji  Monday 8-9am, 9:30-10:30am, 11-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2-3pm
Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm, 3-4pm
Wednesday 4-5pm
Thursday: 2-3pm, 3:30-4:30pm
Friday: 1:30-2:30pm
Patrick Allard 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 Lindy Messer Wednesday and Thursday 2pm-5pm
Friday 8am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-5pm
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* 2 Letter Grade Rafik Wahbi 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.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • 3.0 GPA requirement
  • Must have Junior or Senior standing (at least 90 academic credits)
  • Good academic standing
  • International students must consult the UCLA Dashew Center regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization (for F-1 Visa students) and Academic Training authorization (for J-1 visa students)

For further details, see, UCLA’s Contract Course Policy

INTERNSHIP SITE ELIGIBILITY

  • A minimum of 80 hours over at least 8 weeks of the quarter
  • 8-10 hours of work per week
  • Supervision by professional staff
  • Off-campus workplace (non/for-profit or government)
  • May be paid or unpaid *
  • Covid-19 public health protocols followed

*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.

Elements of a successful internship (on-site or remote):

  1. Meaningful & substantive work (beyond rudimentary tasks)
  2. Congruence with career interests
  3. Opportunity to gain perspectives and experiences that will inform career exploration
  4. Consistent supervision from a site supervisor
  5. Opportunities for interactions with other staff

On-site Covid-19 requirements

Site must must agree to operate within the current LA County Public Health Protocols for Workplaces during the on-site internship.  

Only internships that meet the above criteria will be approved. We are available to answer questions at 195CEinfo@college.ucla.edu.

  • International students can sign up for early intake appointments starting  Nov 14 for Winter 2023. 
  • Domestic students can sign up for intake appointments between Jan 3-18 for Winter 2023.

Please email 195CEinfo@college.ucla.edu to schedule your intake appointment. Please attach your completed Course Contract. We suggest all international students complete intake appointments as soon as possible to allow for processing time for CPT authorization. See step #7 below.

Winter 2023 Enrollment Instructions

STEP 1: SECURE AN INTERNSHIP

  • 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.
  • Search and apply for open internships using internship resources or  UCLA Career Center Handshake.

STEP 3: SELECT A 195CE COURSE

Congrats on securing an internship! Now search 195CE courses by subject area and review syllabi to determine which 195CE course is the best fit.

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.

Please note: While creating the Course Contract, you must insert the following phrase in the third box:  “5 biweekly meetings with a CCE Graduate student instructor, weekly response papers, final research paper, and signed timesheet reflecting 80-100 hours worked at the internship site.”

STEP 5: ENTER FACULTY MENTOR’S NAME

While creating the 195CE contract in myUCLA for Summer 2022, 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
Community Engagement & Social Change: College Corps Section
Bemmy Maharramli
Disability Studies Victoria Marks
Education Jason Dorio
English Joseph Dimuro
History Katherin Paul
Music Industry Robert Fink
Political Science Michael Ross
Public Health Kyle McJunkin
Society and Genetics Patrick Allard
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 6: REQUEST SIGNATURE ON LETTER OF AGREEMENT

Please review and request a signature from your internship site supervisor on the Winter 2023 195CE site agreement before your intake appointment. Electronic signature is acceptable.

College Corps Fellows: Skip this step. You do NOT need to submit a Learning Agreement.

STEP 7: SCHEDULE AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT

You will be able to self-schedule for an intake appointment on MyUCLA as of Week 0, January 3, 2023. Intake appointments must occur between January 3 -18, 2023 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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International Students
Early intakes are available for international students as of November 14, 2022. We suggest all international students complete intake appointments by end of fall quarter to allow for processing time for CPT authorization. Please email 195CEinfo@college.ucla.edu to schedule your intake appointment. Please attach your completed course contract and signed letter of agreement.
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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 8 – Finals Week of preceding quarter preferred enrollment, please see the top of the page for enrollment instructions for an early intake appointment. This is to accommodate CPT.)
All Students: Week 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 Quarter in Washington program
  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.

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. For 196 contracts, 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 one 195CE internship course per quarter, through the Center for Community Engagement. 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 Engagement, complete your enrollment paperwork, and then contact 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, nonprofit, 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. Written work will be submitted via a course website and meetings will be held via Zoom.

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?

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!

2022 Internship Scholarships

Kramer & Siebert Scholarships – UCLA International Institute 

Multiple scholarships of at least $1,000 will be awarded to students who have secured internships during Spring or Summer. Students demonstrating financial need, who are participating in internships abroad, who are advancing their understanding of international issues and/or financial literacy are especially encouraged to apply.