How does AIP Work?

Below is a step-by-step outline of the process for working with AIP interns.  For more detail, please see AIP's Supervisor Guidelines.

1. Think about what you would like to have an intern do.

  • Define intern responsibilities and/or projects
  • Identify what you would expect an intern to learn from the internship
  • Determine who will supervise the intern, and establish a plan for training him/her

Please see AIP's Supervisor Guidelines for our internship criteria and procedures. AIP staff is happy to provide consultation on developing a solid internship program.

2. Post an internship via InternLink.

  • Only UC San Diego students eligible for the Academic Internship Program will have access to your listing.
  • Interested students will email you their resumes via InternLink.

3. Interview and select an intern.

  • Contact students directly to arrange interviews.
  • Once you have offered an internship, work with the student to determine internship projects and learning objectives.  The student will complete and ask you to approve a Learning Agreement via InternLink that will serve as the internship contract.

4. Supervise and evaluate the intern.

  • Provide ongoing direction, oversight and feedback to the intern.
  • Create opportunities for the intern to work toward his/her learning objectives and gain an understanding of how your organization and industry function.
  • Submit an evaluation via InternLink at the end of the quarter.

If you have any questions about working with AIP or developing internship opportunities, please contact us!