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The Internship and Career Center

The Internship and Career Center (ICC) at UC Davis is one of the oldest and largest internship, job and career centers in the country, helping forge connections between the university and the workplace. No matter what your field of study, you can benefit from personalized career counseling and from internship opportunities that will expose you to new working environments and help develop your employment skills.

Bridging the gap between campus life and your career, an internship may be one of the most valuable experiences you'll have at college. The Internship and Career Center offers students the chance to relate their studies to the real world in a variety of challenging, rewarding positions. Each year, almost 6,000 students participate in internships with corporations, small businesses, schools, government agencies and community organizations.

Engagement in community and public service is an important part of the UC Davis vision. Over the years, thousands of agencies, businesses and firms have sponsored UC Davis students. Many internships are located in Davis or nearby communities, such as Sacramento, including many opportunities at the Capitol or with public interest agencies. Other internships are available throughout the state, nation and world. Internships may be part-time during the school year or full-time during the summer, and may include a financial stipend.

Students who complete internship requirements have the option to receive transcript notation certifying successful completion of internships, and may also earn academic credit. The ICC can advise you on the requirements for transcript notation or gaining unit credit for your experience.

Career Resources

Is there life after college? The Internship and Career Center provides you with the tools you need to move smoothly into the career of your choice after graduation.

  • Career Fairs: The ICC sponsors several career fairs each year, bringing representatives of top companies and organizations together to meet and discuss opportunities with students on campus. Past participants in UC Davis career fairs have included Fortune 500 corporations such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems, governmental agencies such as the California Department of Health Services and California Energy Commission, and media organizations such as Prima Publishing.
  • Career Counseling: The ICC offers a full slate of career-oriented workshops throughout the year, covering topics such as resume preparation, interview techniques and job search strategies. You can also participate in individual or group counseling sessions designed to help you find a perfect career match for your skills and interests.

The Washington Program

The UC Davis Washington Program offers undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to combine course work, exciting field research and unparalleled internship experience during a quarter’s residence in our nation’s capital. Students from any major have the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience with professionals and experts in fields that interest them.

Global Learning Hub

Global internships help you gain valuable work experience to be competitive in your career and job search. You can develop new skills, explore potential career options, experience new work environments and expand your professional network.

Employment Training

International undergraduate and graduate students can find employment training (Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS).