Virtual Internship Advising

The Academic Internship Program is dedicated to helping you explore your educational and career goals and interests. AIP advising will be offered online/remotely via Zoom for both scheduled and drop-in appointments. Please read below for more information about our services and the various ways you can connect with us.

About remote advising:

By participating in an online appointment, individuals in proximity to you and/or the advisor may have the ability to see or hear information that is shared while the appointment is taking place.

We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for an optimal advising experience. The AIP Advisor/Peer Advisor may be sharing websites and documents that can be difficult to view on a cell phone or tablet. If you do not have access to a personal computer, please email us to schedule a phone appointment with you. We also encourage you to view resources that may be available to you on

The ability to participate in an online advising appointment requires you to use Zoom. Zoom allows for video, audio, and screen sharing between participants. It can be used from any computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, and it works on PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Please see more information on how to get started with Zoom.

Schedule an Appointment  Enter the AIP Team page for staff contact information


Appointments are available for current students in 30-minute increments, and are intended to support students with specific questions to their internship experience. Each AIP Counselor specializes in working with students and internships related to particular majors and programs. 

To schedule an appointment:

  • Contact us through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) (select Academic Internship Program as the department)
  • Indicate that you would like to meet with an AIP Counselor or Peer Advisor. If you have questions related to a specific program (i.e. UCDC, BISP 197, etc), please indicate this.
  • AIP will respond with a link to the appointment calendar for the appropriate AIP Counselor. Use the link to select an available time that is convenient.
  • Appointments will be conducted via Zoom.

Drop-In and Peer Advising

Drop-in and Peer Advising hours are scheduled on a quarterly basis. Students can visit us during drop-in hours with general questions about the AIP enrollment process. Some drop-in hours are also designated for program-specific questions (i.e. UCDC, UCCS, BISP 197). Students can meet with AIP staff (when available), or AIP Peer Advisors.

Summer advising is via appointment only. Send us a message via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) to request an appointment. Drop-in and Peer Advising will return in the Fall!

Virtual Advising Center

All UC San Diego students can connect with AIP staff through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for questions about the AIP Program.