of undergraduates complete at least one internship as a student
Prepare for Life Beyond the Classroom With Internships
Internships are an ideal way to gain hands-on experience and make important connections related to your future. Here, you have access to hundreds of stellar opportunities, both on campus and around L.A. You may earn academic credit, too. Our Internships & Experiential Learning resource center can help you find the right fit.
largest economy in the world (if L.A. County were a nation)
startup companies based on campus research
Put Your Entrepreneurial Skills to Work
Love to invent, improve and revolutionize? Develop and launch new ideas with Startup UCLA and connect resources through Bruincubate. Join Sigma Eta Pi, a co-ed entrepreneurship fraternity, and clubs like Bruin Entrepreneurs for workshops, pitch events and networking nights. If your ideas hinge on technology, UCLA Tech + Innovation connects you with the latest tech news and events from around campus.
Enroll in the Entrepreneurship Minor to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
Lead the Way
Boost your leadership skills in a multitude of meaningful ways on campus and off. These are just a few examples of opportunities that can make a difference for you and your community:
Clubs and Organizations
With over 1,000 clubs and student organizations, you have ample opportunities to pursue leadership roles. And if you don’t see the club you’re looking for, lead the way toward its creation.
Participate in community-service projects managed by the Community Programs Office Student Association, which strives to help students from underserved areas. You can also join in on events and programs run by the UCLA Volunteer Center.
Choose a Minor That Includes an Internship
If you’re interested in the music industry, entrepreneurship, professional writing or community engagement and social change, sign up to take the related minor. Each of these professional minors include an internship where you’ll make incredible connections and sharpen your skills.