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How many hours per week are students expected to spend on projects?
Students will contribute a minimum of 24-32 hours of work per week on projects with their internship hosts. More hours are permitted based on need and mutual agreement with the internship site. The schedule will be drawn between the student and supervisor based on projects, need and activities conducted by the organization.
Yes. We encourage you to be proactive and seek information about your financial aid package and communicate with financial aid staff on your campus. Your UCDC campus coordinator may also be able to help connect you with the appropriate staff members.
As soon as participants register in the internship course offered through UCDC/ UCLA Summer Sessions, they will be contacted by our Academic Internship Team (AIT) and provided with additional information, including a weekly newsletter where we share internship leads. We expect the list to grow each week as our team engages with employers and internship sites firm up their summer plans.
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How many academic units will I receive if I participate in UCDC’s Academic Internship Program during summer 2022?
Most students who enroll in UCDC’s internship course receive four credits. To receive a passing grade, students must complete 24 hours per week for ten weeks and receive a satisfactory evaluation by their internship supervisor at the end of the term. There is an option to earn up to eight units for students who intern 32 hours per week and complete additional written assignments.
Internship modalities vary widely. Will an internship (if hybrid or remote) increase my chance of securing other internships or employment in DC or elsewhere?
In these uncertain times, the ability to connect with employers in a hybrid, remote, or in-person professional setting is strongly recommended. Thousands of organizations in the DC area have employees working from home and shifted to hybrid/ remote operations. Your creativity, collaboration, empathy, desire to learn, and your flexibility during such an extraordinary time are qualities that future employers will value. The connections you make and the experiences you will be able to share will make you a stronger candidate for future opportunities.
Can I participate in an internship hosted by an organization that is not located in Washington, DC?
Yes. We are being flexible with requirements, however proper review and vetting must take place before accepting an offer from an outside organization. Please contact your Program Administrator (PA) to discuss further.
If I withdraw from the summer program, can I defer to a different term in 2022-2023?
Maybe, depending on your campus. Please contact your campus UCDC office to inquire. If you need assistance connecting with the proper staff, let us know.
Will UCDC offer opportunities to network with alumni or meet fellow summer students?
We are looking at the possibility of engaging alumni in mentoring activities online through webinars, one-on-one communications, or panel discussions. We are also exploring ways to connect members of the summer cohort. We will share details with you as plans progress.
How do I register for summer courses?
Students can enroll in a course by manually entering the unique SRS course number assigned for each course.
You must manually enter the appropriate SRS number because courses are not taking place on the UCLA campus and do not appear in the UCLA Summer Schedule of Classes.
Will course units transfer back to my home UC campus?
The internship course offered by UCDC during summer is sponsored by UCLA Summer Sessions. At the end of the term, students will be able to order transcripts online through URSA. Information available here.
Where can I obtain course information?
What are the requirements of the internship course?
Students enrolled in the internship course M195DC can earn 4 or 8 units of P/NP credit (please check with your home campus to see if you are eligible to earn credit for this course). Students will be required to sign an internship contract listing their employer information, tasks and responsibilities as well as agree to abide by all course requirements. Course information.
How do I drop my classes?
You may drop your internship course through MyUCLA anytime until July 1, 2022 for a full refund of unit fees. UC students will be charged a $150 processing fee if all courses are dropped regardless of whether the classes have begun; this processing fee will not be charged if enrolled in at least one class. For non-UC students, the entirety of the $350 registration fee is non-refundable, if all courses are dropped. For more information, go to UCLA Summer Sessions refund policy.
Fees, Course Enrollments, and Financial Aid
I am a recipient of Cal-Vet benefits. How do I enroll?
What happens if my financial aid disbursement is delayed?
It is your responsibility to pay for all summer session fees as stipulated in the registration process and on the UCLA Summer Sessions Website. We recommend that you speak with your campus financial aid office and UCDC campus coordinator about your aid package and the timing of your disbursement.
Links to Campus Financial Aid Offices
- UC Berkeley
- UC Davis
- UC Irvine
- UC Merced
- UC Riverside
- UC San Diego
- UC Santa Barbara
- UC Santa Cruz
When will I receive my transcript? How will my grade be transferred?
Ordering a transcript can be done online through MyUCLA.