Academic Internship Program
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The Academic Internship Program (AIP) offers qualified juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn credit for valuable work experience related to academic and career interests. Although most internships are in the San Diego area, the Academic Internship Program is national in scope, including the popular Washington, DC, program. The AIP database contains an impressive number of internships in diverse settings, including, but not limited to, television and radio stations; law offices; medical research labs and clinics; government agencies; high-tech, biotech, and engineering companies; advertising and public relations firms; and financial institutions. Students can also work with the internship office to develop their own internships.
The program operates all four quarters; students intern a minimum of ten hours per week and receive upper-division credit. Students may enroll for a maximum of three quarters (not to exceed sixteen units of internship credit) during the course of their junior and senior years. The number of units earned corresponds to the number of hours worked, level of internship responsibilities, and length of the research paper/project. The academic component of the program, which is directed by a faculty adviser, consists of a research paper/project and relevant readings. All students earn grades of P/NP and receive transcript notations.
AIP serves students from all six colleges and all undergraduate majors. Students interested in the Academic Internship Program must apply one quarter before they intend to enroll in the program.
To be eligible for the program students must have completed ninety units of credit and have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.