CUIP Application Process

Need help applying to CUIP?

Do you have questions about getting two letters of recommendation?

Come and ask the CUIP intern! 

Location: UC Santa Cruz Career Center 

Winter Quarter Office Hours

Dates & Times: Mondays: 10:00am-1:00pm

                         Tuesdays: 9:00am-1:30pm

                         Wednesdays: 9:00am-11:30am

                         Thursdays: 1:30pm-4:00pm

If you have any questions please contact the CUIP intern at 

Also, do not forget to check out the FAQs


**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. Two letters of recommendation- please review the regulations of Letters of recommendation 

  • DEADLINE:  Thursday, February 15, 2018

Applicants are REQUIRED to complete the CUIP orientation to have access to the internship positions (Complete the orientation to qualify for these positions and to get rid of the "You do not qualify for this job" notification in SlugQuest).


Submitting your online application:

  • To have access to the CUIP positions you must complete the REQUIRED CUIP ORIENTATION AND log into and complete your SlugQuest personal and academic profile 
  • Upload your resume and cover letter(s) in the document section in SlugQuest. 
  • Apply for no more than FOUR internships online 
  • To apply sign into SlugQuest:
    • select Jobs & Internships tab
    • select SlugQuest Jobs & Internship button
    • under position, type select CUIP in the drop-down box
    • review and select your four internships
  • Select apply while in the internship position, upload resume, cover letter, and if not already submitted attach the letters of recommendation (LOR) under the documents option you have already uploaded to SlugQuest or see other LOR option.

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


What next?


  • Student applications due - Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • 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-April
  • Fill out the Selection Survey in April 
  • Decisions made in May
  • Internships begin Fall 2018