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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 or In-Person! 


Send us a Virtual Advising Center (VAC) Message

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

Attend Drop-in Advising


Fall 2023

Attend Drop-in Advising to meet with student Peer Advisors for:

  • General questions about AIP, UCDC, BISP 197 or UC Center Sacramento
  • An overview of the application process for AIP or UCDC
  • Advice and perspective from peers who have participated in internships and/or the UCDC program
  • Help scheduling an appointment with an AIP Counselor for more specific or specialized questions

Fall 2023 Drop-in hours will continue through December 7 (Week 10). No Drop-in hours will be held during holiday closures.

Mondays (In-person)

@ Teaching and Learning Commons

Geisel Library, Lower Level (1st Floor), west wing

Thursdays (Remote)
1:00-3:00 pm

Join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 921 2852 0774


Schedule an Appointment

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. Each AIP Counselor specializes in working with students and internships related to particular majors and programs. 

  • Send a question 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 and share the nature of your questions. If you want to discuss a specific program (i.e., UCDC, BISP 197, etc), include that in your message.
  • AIP will reply with a link to the booking calendar for the appropriate AIP Counselor. Use the link to select an available appointment time.
  • Most 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.

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. 

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.