Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP)

The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP) provides full-time students the opportunity to learn valuable professional skills while supporting student resources. Interns work within programs and departments throughout the university, and attend a two-unit leadership seminar during the academic school year. With direct support from mentors, they will develop leadership skills and participate in professional development opportunities. Interns commit to a 300 hour internship (averaging 10 hours per week) and earn up to a $5,500 scholarship for the academic year (dependent upon room in your financial aid package). 
If you have questions about your financial aid package, please contact UCSC Financial Aid directly.

Prospective CUIP student with questions on the program? Existing CUIP student needing support or extra mentorship? Come to office hours!
  • Current CUIP participant? Please contact to schedule an appointment as we are currently in the recruitment process for our CUIP Internship Coordinator. 
  • Interested in CUIP? Speak with CUIP Coordinator, Lindsey, in person or remotely. Lindsey has drop-in office hours in Career Success on Thursdays from 11:30 - 12:30. Please email them at if you'd prefer to set up an appointment.

Please note that Career Success has moved to the Hahn Student Services Building, Office Suite 125 (located at East Wing Entrance). We are open 9am – 4pm from Monday to Thursday and 9am – 3pm on Fridays.

Schedule for 2024 - 2025 CUIP Application Process
  • January 16: CUIP positions posted on Handshake
  • January 16 - February 16: Student applications accepted
  • February 16 - March 22: Host sites conduct interviews
  • Applicant names will be confirmed for good academic and conduct standing (placements will not be confirmed until standing is complete)
  • End of March: Rankings are due for Students and Hosts (ranking forms will be emailed directly)
  • Early April: Decisions and offers made (CUIP places students in internships based on rankings. Host sites do not directly hire students)
  • May: CUIP Orientation
  • Fall 2024: Internships begin 
Do you support the Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program's mission of empowering undergraduate student transition from study to satisfying employment by encouraging career exploration, skills development and personal growth through high-impact campus collaborations? Donate to the program to ensure we can continue to expand meaningful experiential opportunities to Banana Slugs!