The Center for Community Engagement offers the Summer Internship Scholarship to increase student access to internships, support career preparation, and help offset potential financial hardships associated with a summer unpaid internship. This year, the Center for Community Engagement has partnered with the Career Center to nearly double the number of these $2,500 scholarships, available to students who demonstrate a financial need while enrolled in a summer 195CE course. At least eighteen scholarships are available, and potentially more funding to students who are supported by the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT), a multidisciplinary group of campus partners dedicated to supporting UCLA students experiencing a financial crisis.

Awardee responsibilities include:

    • All scholarship recipients are required to complete a 195CE internship course during the quarter the internship occurs. They must fulfill the terms of the 195CE contract successfully.
    • Recipients of internship scholarships are required to submit a short post-internship reflection of their experience along with a short video and photo.
      • The reflection will address how the internship helped you grow and how it affected your career trajectory.
      • Students who receive awards from donor-funded scholarships will be asked to write a thank-you note to the award benefactor.
      • The materials submitted will be used as testimonials for fundraising purposes.
    • Award recipients may also be invited to participate in Center for Community Engagement events or programs during the academic year in order to share about their summer internship experiences.


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

  • Junior Standing

    Be a current degree-seeking UCLA undergraduate student in good academic standing with at least 90 units

  • Eligible for a 195CE Course

    Be eligible to enroll in any 4-unit 195CE internship course offered during Summer 2024

    • Be available  for 8-10 hours of internship work/week
  • Secured Internship by Summer 2024

    Must have secured, or be in the process of securing an unpaid internship during Summer 2024

    Provide a letter from their internship employer confirming the internship offer if granted an award

    Please note that we will be prioritizing local internships.

  • Demonstrated Financial Need

    Must demonstrate the impact of the scholarship award, including financial need


You do not need an internship offer to apply to funding; you just need to have applied to the internship. 

Please review all information below before starting your application. The application asks for:

Internship Description

Detailed information about your top-choice internship, including an attachment of a position or job description (If you are awarded funding and decide to intern at an organization different from what you detailed in your application, you will be asked to submit an updated scholarship application).

  • The committee will review your updated application and decide to award the scholarship or withdraw funding.

Short Answers to the following:

  • In which city and state is your internship located? 
  • Please describe how your internship relates to your career interests. Include any specific fieldwork or research interests you may have.
  • Please provide reasons for pursuing internship funding.


Provide your current resume.

Applications will open on March 18, 2024. The deadline to apply will be April 27th, 2024. Complete the general application and then review the supplemental questions for the 2024 Summer Internship Scholarship here:


Christina-Marie Santillan

UCLA Center for Community Engagement Academic Coordinator

If you have questions about the process or this application, please contact Christina-Marie at: cmsantillan@college.ucla.edu

UCLA Financial Aid & Scholarships


For more information about your financial aid and scholarships please contact the FA office at:

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Office Phone: 310-206-0400
Hours: Monday through Friday 10 - 3 pm
Website: https://financialaid.ucla.edu/