CUIP Application Process

All CUIP Positions for the 2019-2020 school year are posted in Handshake. These positions can be found by logging in, clicking on jobs and searching CUIP. All the positions will show up under this search. You may apply to up to 4 internships.

In order to apply for any of the CUIP positions you must first complete the orientation survey in Handshake at:

You only need to complete it once, and they will all open. If you have not completed the survey you will see a notification saying, "Your school has restricted your ability to apply to this job. Please contact them to learn more about this restriction" until it is complete. As soon as you complete this the notification will go away. 


**Please start early and give yourself plenty of time to apply**

The application consists of:

1. Required Orientation

2. Cover letter (s)

3. Resume

4. One letters of recommendation- please review the process for the letter of recommendation 

  • DEADLINE:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Applicants are REQUIRED to complete the CUIP orientation to apply to the internship positions. This can be found through the link above. 

For assistance writing the cover letter and resume take advantage of the Career Center resources: 




Need help applying to CUIP?

Do you have questions about getting a letter of recommendation?

Come and ask the CUIP intern! 

Location: UC Santa Cruz Career Center 

Schedule an appointment by emailing

Also, do not forget to check out the FAQs


What next?

Timeline for 2019-2020:

  • Mid-December 2018 - CUIP Positions posted to Handshake
  • Student applications due - Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Students may apply to up to 4 internships.
  • Applicant names will be confirmed for good academic and judicial standing
  • Resumes and cover letters of qualified applicants will be forwarded to mentors for review
  • Interviews begin Mid-March - Early April
  • Fill out the Selection Survey in April 
  • Decisions and offers made in May
  • Internships begin Summer or Fall 2019