Remote Internship Support for Academic Internship Program (AIP) Participants

 

For Students

Internship Structure

The Academic Internship Program supports internships designed to promote learning, whether fully remote, in-person, or a hybrid combination of the two. Please communicate with your internship supervisor to determine the best structure to meet the needs of both the organization and the student, and develop a plan that includes:

  • Defined projects, trainings, and/or tasks, and a method for communicating progress
  • Access to information and technology needed to do the work
  • Regularly scheduled hours when the intern will be working, and the supervisor or others will be accessible
  • Regular check-ins, and opportunities to receive guidance and feedback (ideally at least weekly), whether via phone, video, or in-person
  • A platform for saving and sharing the intern's work with the internship site
  • A plan for helping the intern understand the organizational context and build a professional network, whether via participation in team meetings, individual conversations with professional staff, or other structures

If you have concerns about the internship, please do not hesitate to reach out. AIP continues to work primarily remotely, with plans to transition back to campus soon.

Navigating Virtual Internships

Unsure how to search and obtain a virtual internship? View our Navigating Virtual Internships presentation to help you get started.

Virtual Advising

AIP Counselors and Peer Advisors continue to be available for remote advising and designated virtual drop-in hours, and to respond to questions via the Virtual Advising Center. See our Advising page for details.

UCDC/UCCS Program Information
The UCDC/UCCS Team are available from remote advising and designated drop-in hours. General UCDC and UCCS questions can be directed to ucdc@ucsd.edu or via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). Students may also request virtual 1:1 advising appointments with Jennifer Homrich and/or a Peer Advisor via the VAC.

Visit the UCDC or UCCS Program Pages for more information.

AIP and Other Program Information
General questions can be directed to the Academic Internship Program via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC), or students may request virtual 1:1 advising appointments. 

View the Advising Page to schedule an appointment or view drop-in hours.


Additional Support

Learn more about resources and effective strategies to help you thrive in the remote learning environment at keeplearning.ucsd.edu. 

For Employers

The Academic Internship Program recognizes the organizations and supervisors hosting our students as key partners in our students’ education. AIP supports internships designed to promote learning, whether fully remote, in-person, or a hybrid combination of the two. We have found the following to be important structural considerations for supporting remote and hybrid opportunities:

  • Defined projects, trainings, and/or tasks, and a method for communicating progress
  • Access to information and technology needed to do the work
  • Regularly scheduled hours when the intern will be working, and the supervisor or others will be accessible
  • Regular check-ins, and opportunities to receive guidance and feedback (ideally at least weekly), whether via phone, video, or in-person
  • A platform for saving and sharing the intern's work with the internship site
  • A plan for helping the intern understand the organizational context and build a professional network, whether via participation in team meetings, individual conversations with professional staff, or other opportunities

We hope to work with you and the student to create the conditions for a successful internship. AIP staff are available to consult on the development of potential projects and remote work plans. Please reach out to us if we can be of help in considering options--we are here to support you and the student.

For Faculty and Departments

AIP Enrollment and Advising

In response to the pandemic, AIP began supporting enrollment for remote internship opportunities. As the nature of work has evolved, we continue to support in-person, remote, and hybrid opportunities. AIP staff are available for virtual student advising.

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue, we recognize that circumstances may arise that impact the ability to complete an internship as planned. AIP will work with students, host organizations and faculty advisors to determine options for successful completion of the internship course when in these cases.


Faculty Advisors

We appreciate faculty who serve in the role of Faculty Advisor to AIP students. We ask that you share with the student(s) you are advising the best way to contact you remotely for guidance on the AIP paper/project.

If you become aware of concerns that may impact the student’s ability to complete the internship and/or academic component of AIP, please contact our office so we can support the student in identifying options for dropping or completing the course.

Reaching AIP

AIP is working remotely, and can be reached at aipinfo@ucsd.edu for questions and/or to arrange a Zoom call or meeting.

Additional Support

For additional Educator resources, please visit keepteaching.ucsd.edu.