Overview

The UCLA Sharpe Fellows Internship Program is designed to bring together UCLA’s brightest and most successful undergraduate students with top internship employers.

Our distinguished alumni volunteers interview and select students to be named Sharpe Fellows. The committee looks for students with strong communication skills, leadership experience, high academic achievement, and an overall drive towards success. The leaders on our Board of Visitors are committed to guide and mentor this next generation of leaders from UCLA through this program. Students selected as Sharpe Fellows are typically announced in mid-November.

We invite you to join us in this program. Partnership UCLA, the Department of Economics and its Board of Visitors will work with you to find talented UCLA undergraduates with a strong interest in your firm. The Sharpe Fellows program is a great way for you to connect with UCLA students who will contribute to your organization for years to come.

The Sharpe Fellows program complements the existing programs within your organization. If your company offers an internship program, we encourage you to consider becoming a key Sharpe Fellows employer.

Employer Benefits

  • Increased access to high achieving, successful students.
  • An opportunity to explore talent for full-time positions.
  • Increased ability to connect with top students early.
  • A unique branding opportunity to reach top students.
  • A streamlined process: University alumni review applications and conduct first-round interviews thereby reducing an organizations’ time commitment to the screening process.

Participation Requirements

  • Provide a full-time paid internship opportunity for at least 10 weeks during the summer.
  • Interview at least one UCLA Sharpe Fellow for your internship position.
  • Provide an immediate supervisor or mentor for the summer intern.
  • Submit your position description to partnership@partnership.ucla.edu

Contact Information

For additional information or to discuss your organization’s participation in the UCLA Sharpe Fellows Internship program, please contact partnership@partnership.ucla.edu, or (310) 825-5242, or visit partnership.ucla.edu/sharpefellows/