Internships & Volunteering


Fair Labor Standard Act: 
Paid vs. Unpaid Internships?

Build real-life experience with an internship before you graduate.

Interning helps you explore the world of work in a professional setting, clarify your career objectives, develop a professional network, enhance your marketability, and gain relevant hands-on experience that builds your resume.

Searching Tips for internships!

  • Log in and complete your profile to apply for internships through Handshake (link directs to the login page)
    • Use Going Global on the homepage of Handshake to search additional internship listings
  • The Career Center coordinates the Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP) and the UC Center Sacramento program (UCCS).
  • Take advantage of the opportunities available through UCSC Internship Programs
  • Try LinkedIn's Internship search tool
  • Try the search tool
  • We also have opportunities for volunteering or interning with a law firm or agency with our Legal Internships
  • Check out the additional internship website page

Receiving an Offer

What you need to know when you receive an offer or your internship converts to a full-time position. UC Santa Cruz Recruiting Guidelines.

If you have specific questions about student employment, please contact a career coach via email or phone.