Below are three paths for our students that wish to pursue an internship:

The UCLA Career Center supports Bruins applying for internships, fellowships, volunteer programs, and other “experiential learning” options in the U.S. and abroad.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.career.ucla.edu/Student/Job-Search-Strategies/Internships-and-Experiential-Learning

UCLA’s Center for Community Learning provides students with the opportunity to earn academic credit for an internship by enrolling in a 195CE Internship Course (open to juniors and seniors).

For more information, please visit:

http://www.uei.ucla.edu/communitylearning.htm

Finally, the UCLA Department of Economics encourages students to do internships directly through the Department.  The Department offers a two-unit internship course entitled Economics 195A, Community or Corporate Internships in Economics I.  It is graded on a P/NP basis.  The course does not apply toward our majors.  Although the official instructor of record is the Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, an Economics graduate student serves as the mentor for the course.

To be eligible to enroll in Economics 195A, students must meet the following criteria:

Be officially declared as an Economics, Business Economics, or Mathematics/Economics major.

Have Junior or Senior Standing.

Have completed Economics 101 as well as all other pre-major courses.

Have an internship that somehow relates to economics.

Please be prepared to provide the staff in the Undergraduate Advising Office the following:  the name of the company and its location, the job duties of the internship, and the start and end dates of the internship.  The internship must be related to finance, economic analysis, or some other miscellaneous areas that can be related to economics.  Internships in sales, advertising, marketing, accounting, and social media not involving analysis, are NOT appropriate for the Economics 195A.

Once the counselor in the advising office “approves” the internship, she will put the student in touch with the graduate student mentor to set up an intake appointment.

After meeting with the graduate student mentor, the student will create an Economics 195A contract through MyUCLA.  He/she will then have his/her site supervisor sign it.

The graduate mentor will then e-mail the contract to the Undergraduate Advising Office.

The counselor will then “enroll” the student in the course.

For questions, please speak with the staff in the Undergraduate Advising Office.