Career Prep
& Internships

It’s impossible to get ahead when you’re standing still. Our long-established partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, research labs and other organizations provide immediate opportunities for you to contribute to your field and build your resume before beginning your career. So step into the spotlight. Put on that lab coat. Take your place at the conference table. It’s never too early to show the world what you’ve got.

When opportunity knocks,
throw the door open

Check out some of our most popular internship, work-for-credit, research and exchange opportunities.

Academic Internship Program

500+ internships in every subject you can imagine, plus your own faculty advisor to guide you.

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REAL Portal (RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & APPLIED LEARNING)

UC San Diego’s student job site has 2,500 opportunities just waiting for you to apply.

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UCDC at UC San Diego

Participate in the day-to-day workings of government in the heart of Washington, D.C., no matter what you major.

Join Us

UC San Diego Exchange Programs

Live and study for a quarter at Morehouse College or Spelman College in Atlanta, GA or Xavier University in New Orleans, LA.

Let's Go

The Basement

Network, brainstorm and raise funds alongside likeminded innovators with big plans. Open to students from all departments, The Basement is 3,000 square feet of on-campus working and incubation space dedicated to building successful entrepreneurs from the ground up.

Explore the Basement