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AIP Advising

The Academic Internship Program team is dedicated to helping you navigate opportunities to engage in internships and experiential learning. Advising with AIP staff and Peer Advisors will be offered in-person or 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.

Connect with AIP Staff Virtually and In-Person! 


General Questions- Virtual Advising Center

To Ask a Question:

Current UC San Diego students can send questions to AIP via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).The VAC is AIP's primary method of addressing student inquiries.

  • Log into the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) 
  • Select Academic Internship Program as the department
  • Select the appropriate reason for your inquiry from the drop-down menu and submit your question

Drop-in Advising

Winter 2023 Drop-in Hours

Want to meet with AIP or UCDC Peer Advisors and Staff? Join us at Drop-in Hours for help with your general inquiries! 
Offered Week 3 - Week 10

AIP 97/197/197P and BISP 197 Drop-ins

  • Ask for general information about AIP program options and requirements
  • Questions about earning credit for an internship you secured
  • Questions about where to begin, and help connecting with relevant AIP staff and campus resources
  • Support with navigating application and enrollment for AIP courses or BISP 197 
Spring Hours TBD (Remote) - Join us via Zoom @ TBD for Spring quarter
Spring Hours TBD (In-Person) - @ Teaching + Learning Commons, Geisel Library Lower Level/1st Floor


UCDC/UCCS Drop-ins

  • Ask about our Washington, DC and/or Sacramento internship programs
  • Get support with applying for UCDC, UCCS, or specific DC internships
  • Chat with a Peer who has participated in the program

Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. (In-Person) - @ Teaching + Learning Commons, Geisel Library Lower Level/1st Floor
Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. (Remote) - Join us via Zoom @

 No Drop-in Hours during Finals Week and University holidays

Virtually Meet with an AIP Counselor or Peer Advisor

To Schedule an Appointment:

Undergraduate students may send AIP a message via the Virtual Advising Center to request a 1:1 appointment with an AIP Counselor or Peer Advisor. Each AIP Counselor specializes in working with students and internships related to particular majors and programs. 

  • 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), include that in your message.
  • 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.

Prior to attending your appointment, please review the general program overview and application information for the relevant program on our website so we can address any questions you may have.

General questions about AIP or UCDC requirements and application/enrollment procedures may also be addressed during our weekly Drop-in Hours.

Events, Workshops, and More

Google Calendar:

Use our Google Calendar to view upcoming AIP workshops, events, Drop-in Hours, and deadlines. You can add the AIP google calendar to your google account to stay up-to-date on deadlines, events, and drop-in advising hours.

Access the AIP/UCDC Calendar

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.