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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 will have access to your listing.
  • Interested students will email you their resumes via InternLink, or follow the application instructions you provide.

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, schedule, and learning objectives. 
  • The student will submit a Learning Agreement to AIP via InternLink that will serve as the internship contract. The Learning Agreement will be routed to you for approval via an emailed link.

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!



UC San Diego Competencies: UC San Diego's competencies framework

Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program: A comprehensive guide by Michael True

Developing Interns in Areas Critical to their Careers: Article by National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)